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S.C. Man Planted Bombs Near Home, Pledged Allegiance to ISIS, FBI Says

A South Carolina man was indicted Wednesday on a dozen federal gun and explosives charges for allegedly planting devices – even one in a teddy bear – with notes referencing ISIS near his home over the last few months.

Wesley Dallas Ayers, 27, of Anderson County, was charged with transportation of explosive materials with the intent to injure, possession and use of destructive devices during the commission of a violent crime and use of a destructive device during the commission of a felony, according to Fox Carolina.

Ayers was arrested in March on a federal charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, according to the station. The FBI linked him to a more sinister plot after conducting a search warrant on his home.

FBI agents said Ayers made and planted several explosive devices within a 2-mile radius around his home, according to WYFF-TV. At least four of the devices were deemed to be “destructive devices or bombs” and three others were identified as hoaxes, the station reported.

Read more at Fox News

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