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Domestic terror? Man tries to bomb Confederate statue in Houston

 

A man has been arrested for trying to use explosives to blow up a statue of Confederate commander Richard Dowling at Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, over the weekend. The potential act of terrorism has drawn federal officers’ attention in search of further bomb-making materials.

The FBI confirmed the arrest Monday afternoon:

The Houston Chronicle reports:

"When confronted Saturday night in the park, he tried to drink some of the liquid explosives but spit it out, officials said.

"Federal authorities said one of the tubes contained nitgroglycerin and hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, HMTD, a 'highly explosive compound' used as a primary explosive. Nitroclycerin, in its purest form, is a contact explosive."

After the thwarted attack, a combination of state and federal law enforcement officials raided the home of a couple whose son, Andrew Schneck, is the focus of the investigation. The 25-year-old Schneck has a long history of run-ins with the law.

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