Communist Bomb Plot Uncovered

On Monday, a 25-year-old man from Houston, Texas, was arrested as police accused him of attempting to bomb a Confederate statue at a Houston park on Saturday.

Federal prosecutors said Andrew Schneck was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance. Prosecutors said a Houston park ranger discovered Schneck kneeling near a statue of Richard Dowling, with two boxes with duct tape and wires and a bottle with liquid comprised of compounds used as explosives.

When confronted Scheck apparently tried to drink some of the liquid explosives but spit it out, according to the Houston Chronicle. He admitted had other chemicals at his home near Rice University.

Federal authorities said one of the tubes contained nitgroglycerin and hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, HMTD, a “highly explosive compound” used as a primary explosive.


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