FBI: Men tried to buy bombs for government attack

By By KATE BRUMBACK

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say three Georgia men tried to buy pipe bombs and other explosives and discussed attacking power grids, water treatment plants and other infrastructure in a plot to incite other militias to fight the federal government.

Brian Edward Cannon and Cory Robert Williamson appeared in federal court Friday in Rome and were denied bond. Terry Eugene Peace is due for his first court appearance Monday.

A criminal complaint charges them with conspiring to receive and possess firearms, specifically pipe bombs and thermite grenades. Thermite grenades are military-grade weapons typically used to destroy vehicles, weapons systems and other equipment.

An attorney for Cannon declined to comment. Attorneys for the other two men did not immediately return after-hours calls or emails seeking comment.

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