Tom Metzger, director of the White Aryan Resistance, said in a phone interview this morning that federal agents searched his home because of a bombing that took place in 2004.

According to Metzger, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officers searched his residence on Ferguson Road in Warsaw Thursday morning because of the recent arrest of twin brothers Dennis and Daniel Mahon.
According to the Los Angeles Times, an indictment stated the Mahon brothers intended to "promote racial discord" on behalf of the White Aryan Resistance by sending a bomb to a building in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The bomb detonated in the hands of Don Logan, a diversity director. Logan and another person were injured.

The Mahons were arrested at their home in Davis Junction, Ill.

"I've known them for years," said Metzger of the Mahons. "I've talked to them on the phone, but it was usually about the weather or their invalid mother.

"Anyone who calls me and mentions bomb, I hang up the phone," said Metzger, who also said he disagreed with bombings.

During the search, Metzger said he sat on the patio of his home until police said he could leave and they would call his cell phone if they needed anything.

"We went to breakfast and just hung out downtown," said Metzger. Metzger described the ATF agents as "polite" compared to police who raided his California home in 1991.

Metzger said a computer and address books were taken from his home.

Metzger, who hosts an Internet radio show, said he plans to have another broadcast Saturday.

The raid, which took place just before 9 a.m. Thursday, took about two hours.

ATF officials conducting the raid Thursday declined to comment on the nature of the search, saying only that it came as a result of sealed court documents from the US Attorney's Office in South Bend. US Attorney's Office officials also declined comment.