Illinois Man Accused of Plotting to Bomb Oklahoma Churches

This undated photo provided by the Ottawa County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department shows Gregory Arthur Weiler II.

Police in Miami, Okla., have arrested an Illinois man after they found alleged bomb-making materials and notes about destroying dozens of area churches.

Authorities on Friday charged 23-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II, of Elk Grove Village, Illinois with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of the Oklahoma anti-terrorism Act.

Weiler was being held without bond at the Ottawa County Jail, according to a report from The Oklahoman.  He has requested a court-appointed attorney.

Miami police says the targets were churches in Ottawa County and that there were no further threats.

An arrest affidavit says that along with bomb-making materials, Miami police found pieces of paper in Weiler’s room that when assembled, contained directions for making Molotov cocktails, detailed maps and torn-up notes that included a list of 48 churches and an outline of a plan to plant bombs at the churches.

Police said empty bottles, duct tape and a gasoline can were found in the motel room.

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