UK police: man charged with having IEDs, Nazi book

LONDON (AP) -- British police say they have charged a 43-year-old man with planning an act of terrorism and having two improvised explosive devices, timers, and a Nazi-themed handbook.

Police say Neil Christopher Lewington was arrested on Saturday in Suffolk in eastern England. They say he had carried two improvised explosive devices from Reading, where he lives, to the coastal city of Lowestoft, in Suffolk, on Oct. 30.

A British police spokesman says the incident is not al-Qaida-related. He spoke anonymously on Thursday in line with force policy.

Police say Lewington had four containers of weed-killer, seven timers, three tennis balls, fire-lighters, and a book entitled: "Waffen SS U.K. Members Handbook."

The Waffen SS was the name of a feared Nazi military organization.

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