Former Topeka Employee Busted For Making Explosive

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A former manager with the City of Topeka faces explosives charges following a raid at his North Dakota home last week, according to the Grafton (ND) Police Dept.

Sixty-two year-old Gregory Sevigny was captured after a several hour long standoff with police and the Grand Forks (ND) Regional SWAT team, they said. Members of the Grand Forks Bomb Squad reportedly found several explosive devices.

He was arrested after authorities served a search warrant at his home in Grafton on November 29th. They were acting on a tip that he had and was possibly making explosives.

Their investigation into the case is still ongoing.

Sevigny worked for the City of Topeka from 1997 through 2013 when he retired as Manager of Construction Inspection, according to a City of Topeka spokesperson.