Anti Government Colorado Man Made Bombs, Wanted to Trade Them for Cocaine
He claimed to have 18 M67 grenades — which are available only in the military — that he said he’d sell for $300 each, the ATF agent wrote.
According to the affidavit, Sandberg said he’d built some explosive devices with items available at hardware stores. He said you’d need a “formula” to know how to make them blow up — and they had a “kill zone” of 20 meters and a “hurt zone” of 60 meters.
The devices, he said, are “not firecrackers, not things to play with: (They are) life or death.”
The undercover agent told Sandberg he was going out of town to pick up illicit drugs, then met up with him Tuesday evening at the suspect’s house in Jefferson County, about 15 miles southwest of the Colorado capital.
Once there, Sandberg detailed his military background as a demolition expert who’d served in Iraq, Somalia and Pakistan, and had been trained “to build bombs and kill people,” the affidavit states.
He expressed contempt for President Barack Obama and his administration, and the ATF in particular.
He later showed the undercover agent “an iron-plated door barricade with gun turret/cutouts.” He said he was prepared to use it if law enforcement agents moved in on his house — adding he had several thousand rounds of ammunition.
“Sandberg made numerous threatening statements toward law enforcement (that if they) came inside his house to take his guns, it would be a bad day for them and lots of them would die,” the affidavit reads. “Sandberg stated that he was ready and willing to die.