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File photo of a pipe bomb. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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UNION, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — A patient at a Union County hospital faces a charge of possessing explosives after hospital security found a device in his bag and police later found pipe bombs at his home.

Sheriff David Taylor says nurses at Wallace Thomson Hospital called security Friday about a patient who they feared was going to become combative. A hospital security officer called deputies after finding an explosive in the man’s bag.

Deputies say the glass bottle had sealant on top and gun powder inside. They say it appeared the fuse to ignite the bomb had been removed. Deputies then found and removed seven pipe bombs in all from the man’s home.

The patient, 51-year-old Jeffery Glenn Rash, is under guard at the hospital, charged with possession of explosives/incendiary devices.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Rash has an attorney.

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