Police: Hays man had homemade bomb in car

Hays policeBy KARI BLURTON
Hays Post

A Hays man is expected to face charges after a traffic stop in Hays resulted in the discovery of homemade explosive device and drugs.

According to Hays Police Department Lt. Brandon Wright, Lloyd C. Symns, 32, Hays, was pulled over for speeding on the 1000 block of Reservation Road shortly before 3:15 a.m. Monday.

Wright said Symns was found to be in possession of a small explosive device, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Wright said the explosive device was transported to a local range where it was disabled by officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol’s bomb squad.

Symns was arrested on suspicion of criminal use of explosives, criminal disposal of explosives, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.



  • passin_threw

    At least he knows a bondsman

  • glocker

    thanks to our local law enforcement. this could have ended up in a bad situation.

  • xxl

    according to the hays daily, he was held without bail, i do believe.

  • someone

    lloyd has had a pretty tough year. while it’s no excuse for certain behaviors, there are a lot of people that still support him with the understanding of the struggles. good luck, man.

    • Guest

      Agree. Doesn’t excuse it but it could explain it. I’ve known him since grade school and I hope he knows he has support.

  • wtf

    Having a bad year is an excuse to make a bomb?

  • Someone

    With the rough year this man has had. He needs some help not jail. Poor man is struggling in life.

  • Boliever

    Wasn’t going to end bad. Known the guy forever and he wouldn’t hurt anyone with a so called bomb. The guy has been threw alot. Keep ur head up boy!!

    • glocker

      if you’ve known this guy forever have you stepped up to help him through his problems? how did the police know this so called bomb was harmless? when you are out speeding in a car with a so called bomb and drugs in the car this could have ended bad–maybe death if the car rolled.

      • Boliever

        I have been helping him. U can only help so much. But im not going to have him hated on cause people dont know him.

  • judgemental people

    And we wonder why our world is the way it is. Most commenting have no clue what this man has been through our even good intentions. I don’t think he intended on hurting anyone but possibly his self. I can only imagine what you are going through and may god bless you through this time of need.

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