NORTH CAROLINA MAN PLACED BOMBS AROUND SMALL TOWN, COPS SAY. NOW, HE'S IN CUFFS.

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Source: Brevard police; MEGA

Mar. 17 2021, Published 3:01 p.m. ET

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A North Carolina man placed bombs at a church and government building and now has been charged in connection to the case, according to local authorities. 

Some devices detonated but only created superficial damaccage. No one was injured in Brevard, North Carolina. 

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Terry Lee Barham, 64, is accused of creating and planting these devices at the First Baptist Church of Brevard, the Transylvania County Community Services Building, and the American Legion Lodge.

On March 14, police responded to the church for a report of an "incendiary device," and staff showed officers the bomb, according to Brevard police. Police evacuated people from the area to keep people safe.

Officers search nearby and found the other devices at two more buildings, according to police. 

On Tuesday,  police and federal officials arrested Barham. Police obtained a search warrant for Barham’s home and found additional evidence that linked him to the incidents, including material that was used to make incendiary devices like the ones found. 

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Barham was wcharged with three counts of terrorism, posession of a weapon of mass destruction, transportation of a weapon of mass destruction, manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction, malicious damage to a government building, attempted malicious damage to a church and attempted malicious damage to an occupied building.

He is currently being held in the Transylvania County Jail on $280,000 bond.

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