West Virginia man indicted on bomb-making charges

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been indicted on charges that he made a bomb, authorities said Tuesday.

William John Clark, 62, has been charged with making a destructive device as well as having an illegal firearm as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a news release.

The Buckhannon man faces a decade for the bomb charge and a decade for the illegal gun, Powell said.

Clark’s attorney didn’t return a voicemail seeking comment.

Court records show Clark has a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday.

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