Police: Iraq War Veteran ‘Was Ready For World War III’

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV

TAUNTON (CBS) – An Iraq war veteran is facing charges after ATF agents found an arsenal of weapons, ammunition, and bomb-making materials in his apartment in Taunton.

Twenty-eight-year-old Devin Tellier of Taunton was arrested after police say his girlfriend tipped them off about an arsenal he had been stockpiling.

Agents say they seized 7 guns, pipe bombs, kevlar vests, and instruction manuals on bomb-making.

“It was like he was ready for World War III,” said one police officer.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Police say Tellier was an Iraq war veteran, and was wounded in action.

He had been living at the same address for two years. Tellier’s landlord said news of the charges comes as a shock.

“He was a quiet guy, but sociable; and very helpful around here,” says Kendall Perry. “He even helped out people in the neighborhood, shoveling their driveways and such.

A neighbor says he was a nice guy, but recently had friends over whom he had described as “mercenaries.”

  • DMC

    Hopefully this Veteran will get the help from the VA that he needs.

  • I90

    And what did he do wrong?!

    • gels

      Guns: Legal
      Bombs: Not Legal
      He’s but one of several hundred thousand Americans – out of the million that served- who have been severely damaged by the wars.
      And beyond the damaged, are the dead: 6000+ dead American soldiers (Iraq/Af) along with a quarter of a MILLION dead Iraqi and Afghan citizens.
      Now the same think-take clowns behind the scenes are pushing for Iran…

  • Emily

    Keep your head up Dev! I know your a great guy you just need to get some help with whats going on with you. You mean alot to me, and i hope you know that. This hurt me alot when i found out the other night. Didnt know you were in such a state.

  • Bricktop

    7 guns and bomb making material equals world war 3? Talk about needless hyperbole. Whoever made that statement must be utterly clueless.

  • samantha

    I deployed with him he was a great soldier leader and loved his country he survived multiple ied blasts exc.. from day one of my service in the army he was always looking out for me. Not only is he a great soldier he is a great person who is always willing to help anyone he just has some major issues to work through he has been through what most people never will. from personal conversations i had with him he truly believed that the word was coming to and end ans that zombies were coming. i hope he gets the help he deserves

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