Plano Bomb Suspect Indicted

Anson Chi indicted on weapons charge

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012  |  Updated 9:51 PM CDT
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Plano Bomb Suspect Indicted

NBC 5 News

FBI has identified Anson Chi as the suspected man who tried to bomb a gas line in Plano.

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A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline in Plano.

The grand jury in Sherman indicted Anson Chi on a weapons charge after a homemade bomb exploded on natural gas regulator on June 18. If convicted, he could receive a 10-year prison sentence.

Chi remains in federal custody without bond pending trial on the count of possession of an unregistered firearm or explosive device.

An FBI agent has testified that a search found significant amounts of chemicals and lab equipment, along with writing bomb instructions, in the Plano home Chi shared with his parents.

Federal prosecutors say Chi had made the bomb, but it exploded prematurely. The blast caused little damage but critically injured Chi.

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