LYNCHBURG, Va. – A 19-year-old Liberty University student was arrested late Monday night after Virginia cops found he had napalm-like devices that he may have been planning to use on protesters at Rev. Jerry Falwell's funeral, FOX News confirmed.
Mark Uhl, of northern Virginia, was found to have five devices in the trunk of his car that were described by the Campbell County Sheriff's Department as some type of "bomb" with detonation devices.
The cops were tipped off to the homemade bombs by a concerned member of Uhl's family.
Once officials found the devices, Uhl was taken into custody and interviewed. Cops said that Uhl admitted he planned to attend the funeral — which drew thousands on Tuesday — but gave no indication of intent to cause harm.
"At this time it is not believed that these devices were going to be used to interrupt the funeral services at Liberty University," Sheriff Terry E. Gaddy said in a statement.
However, ABC News reported that the 19-year-old told authorities he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral.
The bombs were made from a combination of gasoline and detergent, ABC reported via a local law enforcement official. The official told ABC that the bombs were "slow burn" and would not have been very destructive.
Gaddy said that there were indications others were in involved in the process of making the devices and cops are still investigating those individuals with the assistance of the ATF, Virginia State Police and the FBI.
ABC reported three other suspects are currently being sought. One is a soldier from Ft. Benning and another is a high school student.
Falwell died last week after collapsing in his office at Liberty University. His doctor said Falwell had a heart condition and likely died of a heart rhythm abnormality. Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971.
The suspect is currently being held in Campbell County Adult Detention Center under no bond on charges of manufacturing an explosive device
FOX News' Ian McCaleb contributed to this report.