Judge orders release of records in explosive case


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of court documents used to obtain a warrant to search the apartment of a San Francisco man facing an explosives charge.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins on Friday also refused to let defendant Ryan Chamberlain post bail pending his trial, which has not yet been scheduled.

Chamberlain has been charged with one count of possessing material that could be used to build an explosive device. He has not entered a plea. His public defender declined comment outside court.

The judge scheduled an afternoon hearing to determine whether to transfer Chamberlain to a secured psychiatric unit at a hospital, where he could undergo an exam.

The 42-year-old Chamberlain was arrested Monday after a three-day manhunt that authorities said was prompted by the discovery of bomb-making materials at his apartment.

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