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FBI seizes 200 pound bomb from NY man

October 10, 2018 08:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200 pound bomb that he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.
    
Paul Rosenfeld, of Tappan, was charged Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive.
    
Prosecutors say he planned to use the bomb to kill himself and draw attention to a political system called sortation, in which public officials are chosen randomly rather than elected.
    
It was not immediately clear whether Rosenfeld had an attorney.
    
Authorities said in a court complaint that the FBI found a functional bomb in Rosenfeld's basement during a raid Tuesday.
    
The FBI said in court filings that Rosenfeld confessed to ordering large quantities of black powder over the Internet.
 

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