Authorities in Brevard, North Carolina charged a man with terrorism and possessing a weapon of mass destruction after multiple incendiary devices were found at government buildings and a church on Sunday morning, according to reports.
Terry Lee Barham, 64, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with three counts of terrorism, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, transportation of a weapon of mass destruction, manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction, malicious damage to a government building, attempted malicious damage to a government building, attempted malicious damage to a church, and attempted malicious damage to an occupied building.
The device at the church was intact but the others had gone off, causing light damage, Brevard police said.
Officers were called to the First Baptist Church of Brevard around 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of an explosive device on church grounds.
After searching the area, multiple devices were located including one at Transylvania County Community Services Building and the American Legion Lodge.
Brevard Police said Barham was linked to the devices through the investigative efforts of their department along with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the ATF.
Barham was being held in the Transylvania County Jail on $280,000 bond, according to court documents.
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