Suspect arrested after explosives pulled from Lawrenceville home

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville man was arrested late Wednesday after multiple devices suspected to be homemade explosives were pulled from his residence.

Spencer Allen Braswell, whom jail records list as a resident of the home in question, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He was charged with possession or manufacture of a destructive device, a felony.

Jail records show Braswell is being held without bond.

Lawrenceville police were called to a home at 320 Springlake Drive at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, dispatched initially after a "shots fired" call. Upon arrival, officers heard shots in the rear of the residence and attempted to locate the source.

"Upon investigating the officer spotted a suspicious item that resembled an explosive device," Lawrenceville police spokesman Capt. Greg Vaughn said.

Vaughn said at about 7 p.m. Wednesday that multiple packages that "appear to be some type of homemade devices" were removed from the residence. An exact number of devices was unclear.

The Gwinnett police department’s explosive ordinance disposal team was on scene and in the process of removing the items for transport to another location to destroy, Vaughn said. The subdivision remained closed into Wednesday evening.

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Location of package

Location of package