Former Iowa man wanted in explosives investigation

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Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II (FBI photo)

A man with Iowa ties was wanted after federal agents said they found explosives when they raided his apartment in California.

Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, was last seen Saturday, May 31, 2014 near San Francisco. Investigators said they blocked the area around his apartment for more than 12 hours after they reportedly found explosives there.

Now, Chamberlain is wanted for allegedly possessing explosives in his home. It was unclear why he might have collected the explosives, and what led investigators to search his apartment.

Chamberlain graduated from Iowa State University in 1993. He wrote music reviews for The Des Moines Register for two years according to the paper, which also reported Chamberlain worked in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office in Washington, D.C. in 1994.

Chamberlain also worked briefly for the 1998 Iowa gubernatorial campaign of businessman David Oman, according to the Ames Tribune.

Chamberlain was laid off from his marketing job at Project Sports in 2013 according to various media reports.

Chamberlain was believed to be driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima, bearing either California license plate 7FQY085 or Texas license plate BX9M042.

Chamberlain was describes as six-feet three-inches tall, weighing 225 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans the last time he was seen.

A spokesman for the FBI said Chamberlain should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Ryan Chamberlain was asked to call (415) 553-7400 or call 911.