ミシガン州の男性が、罵倒やポルノの蔓延を食い止めるために携帯電話店にパイプ爆弾を置いた容疑で起訴された, 司法省は言う

75歳のミシガン州の男性が水曜日に逮捕された。捜査官は、すべての通信を停止するために、2つの携帯電話店にパイプ爆弾を置き、セルタワーに手紙を脅したと述べた。 “containing immoral content,” like pornography and cursing, according to an affidavit for probable cause.

John Douglas Allen was charged with extortion and attempted damage or destruction of buildings used in interstate commerce, a US Justice Department news release said.
CNN has reached out to Allen’s attorney Stevens J. Jacobs for comment.
      The incidents began on August 25, when an employee at a telecommunications tower in St. Ignace, ミシガン, found a letter inside a polka dot envelope that was sealed in a plastic bag. At least two more letters in similar packaging were found the next day, 宣誓供述書は言った.
        The letters indicated they were from a group called theCoalition for Moral Telecommunication (CMT),” and were addressed toAT&T, Verizon, and all other carriers.The group’s letter said they werealmost thirty strong,” their reach spanned across 27 states and they were willing to travel throughout the US in order to destroyinner city tower communicationto stop the spread of immoral content, 宣誓供述書は言った.
          The group demanded a payment of $ 5 million within 180 日々. The letter said if any CMT members were arrested, その後 “your problems will begin” そしてその “price will go up one hundred times.
          Video surveillance footage shows a man placing a box outside of an AT&アンプ;T store in Sault Ste. マリー, ミシガン, 9月に 15, 2021.

          Three weeks later, 9月に 15, a man was seen on surveillance footage leaving a US Postal Service box with black tape and a wire sticking out of it outside of an AT&T store in Sault Ste. Marie and another one at a Verizon store in Cheboygan, ミシガン, 宣誓供述書は言った. Sault Ste. Marie is near the Canadian border in northern Michigan with Cheboygan being 73 miles south.
          Both boxes were consistent with being improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or pipe bombs. Along with explosive materials, the Sault Ste. Marie box contained metal BBs and the Cheboygan box contained nails, 宣誓供述書によると.
            The potential explosion from these devices could cause property damage, personal injury, and/or death. Each of the devices consisted of a metal pipe nipple with two metal end caps, which provided containment for the low explosive powder main charge,” the affidavit read. “Metal spheres and nails were found within the powders of each device.
            Allen is expected to make his initial court appearance on Friday before Magistrate Judge Patricia Morris.

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