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GOVERNMENT ATTACK PLOT
FBI: Men tried to buy pipe bombs, grenades to attack power grids, other government targets
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 5:40 PM EST
Authorities say three Georgia men tried to buy pipe bombs and other explosives and discussed attacking power grids, water treatment plants and other infrastructure in a plot to incite other militias to fight the federal government.
A criminal complaint charges them with conspiring to receive and possess firearms, specifically pipe bombs and thermite grenades. Thermite grenades are military-grade weapons typically used to destroy vehicles, weapons systems and other equipment.
An attorney for Cannon declined to comment. Attorneys for the other two men did not immediately return after-hours calls or emails seeking comment.