Texas bomb plot thwarted

nc_explosivesarrest0920_1500x845Houston, Texas (KPRC) — Federal prosecutors said a Houston man now in custody tried to buy explosives online so he could blow up a truck and later blow up a building used as an apartment.

Federal prosecutors charged Cary Lee Ogborn, 50, with attempting to “transport explosives through interstate commerce to kill, injure, or intimidate, or to destroy buildings or vehicles.”

Ogborn allegedly communicated with someone who he thought was an explosives dealer, but that person was really an undercover FBI employee, prosecutors said.

In one online communication Ogborn, who FBI agents say used the handle “boatmanstv,” allegedly said:

“The idea we have for this person is, while he is sleeping we put grenade in back of truck and run to our car 20 to 30 meters away, then the truck blow up, he heres (sic) truck blow up and come outside while he outside we blow up house. Tell me about grenade please. How far do we need to be away?”

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