Local Man Accused of Planning Attack on Mosque

Monday, Jan 31, 2011  |  Updated 1:07 PM PDT
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Local Man Accused of Planning Attack on Mosque

Dearborn Police Department

An Imperial Beach man is accused of planning an attack on one of the nation’s largest mosques. The suspect, wearing a ski mask while driving, was pulled over and arrested by police.

The incident occurred in Dearborn Michigan, just 10 miles west of Detroit, where 63-year-old Roger Stockham was observed taking pictures of the building and making comments regarding a potential explosion at the mosque.

Police Chief Ronald Haddad told reporters that authorities discovered two dozen class-C fireworks in the vehicle. Among those explosives were M-80’s, which are illegal in the state of Michigan.

Stockham, who was arrested just outside the mosque a week ago, could face up to 35 years in prison.

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