STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Harrisburg man has been jailed on charges that he made a remote-controlled pipe bomb which police say he planned to use to blow up his wife’s paramour.
Police say they learned the suspect, 53-year-old Frederick Rice, was fixated on his wife’s suspected infidelity after someone tipped them off that Rice had the bomb in his vehicle while visiting a friend in Ferguson Township, Centre County on Tuesday.
When township police found Rice at his friend’s house, he acknowledged having the bomb and said he planned to attach it to the paramour’s vehicle and detonate it.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Rice, who was arraigned on charges including manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction.
Police were able to successfully remove and defuse the bomb after finding it in Rice’s vehicle.
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