Domestic Terrorist Arrested in TexasAuthor: Jon Martin | Friday, April 9th, 2010 |
[via ABC 7]
TYLER, Texas (AP) – A man accused of dropping more than 30 explosive devices into mailboxes and other locations across east Texas did so out of anger toward the government and was acting alone, federal authorities said Thursday.
Larry Eugene North was indicted Wednesday on charges of possessing an illegal firearm or destructive device. He could face 10 years in prison if convicted.
Authorities believe North is responsible for planting 36 devices between Feb. 5 and Wednesday, said Robert R. Champion, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Authorities previously said they had found at least 16 explosive devices, including five pipe bombs.
Champion said North’s apparent anger with the government stems from a court dispute, but he didn’t have any details.
“We know he did not particularly care for the U.S. government,” Champion said.
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