Air Force, Senior Airman Justin Vangilder of Shiloh, IL was officially charged on Monday in connection with the alleged bomb threat at Scott AFB on Thursday that caused the based to go on lock-down. Vangilder was accused of building bombs inside his home. An anonymous tip was made which alerted the FBI. His court appearance is set for Monday and faces  counts of possessing unregistered destructive devices and if convicted could be looking at 30-years in federal prison. Reportedly, Vangilder claimed that he built the bombs to kill sex offenders. Shiloh police officer and a bomb-detecting robot searched Vangilder's home and discovered  metal pipe bombs and PVC pipes of powder, fuses, and shrapnel. In addition, they found propane tanks and bags of razors and ammo, near his home. Vangilder was assigned to Scott AFB.
The tip was reported in person at Scott AFB by a witness who had allegedly been inside Vangilder's home recently. Reportedly, the unidentified witness claimed that Vangilder stated to the witness that he wanted to inflict as many casualties as possible and that Vangilder was suicidal and homicidal.
"It is unclear exactly what Vangilder planned to do with the bombs, but is wasn't good. I believe his intentions were evil. I believe you would not go about building these devices designed simply to maim or kill with good intentions."
-- Steve Wigginton, US Attorney