Tuesday, October 30, 2018
South Carolina: Muslim planted bombs all over county, planted bomb in teddy bear
"One of his bombs went off, but SC man had planned to do much worse, prosecutor says," by Noah Feit, The State, October 29, 2018:
He built bombs, planted them at various locations and set one of them off. That's what led Wesley Dallas Ayers to federal court Monday, where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to the construction and use of "weapons of mass destruction," the US Attorney’s office reported.
The 27-year-old Anderson, South Carolina, resident confessed to building and placing "3 explosive devices in various parts of Anderson County," between January 24 and February 24, 2018, according to US Attorney Sherri A. Lydon.
1 person was injured when a bomb planted by Ayers detonated at an intersection on January 30, the US Attorney’s office said. 2 other explosive devices placed near roads "were intercepted" by law enforcement officers.
Ayers also placed 3 fake bombs in the area during that time, some with messages threatening that more bombs and more-powerful bombs "were to come," Lydon’s office reported.
A search of his residence turned up a buried ottoman filled with explosive supplies, a photo of the White House on fire with a reference to jihad, clown and animal masks and items with Arabic writing, according to foxcarolina.com. The TV station reported special agents learned that Ayers has a tattoo of a teddy bear with glowing red eyes and one of the discovered pipe bombs was planted in a basket with a teddy bear that had "red, glowing eyes."
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