updated 11/6/2008 6:29:09 PM ET 2008-11-06T23:29:09

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

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

The incident was not an al-Qaida-related incident. He spoke anonymously on Thursday in line with force policy, a British police spokesman said.

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

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

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