- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Police in Massachusetts who arrested a 27-year-old man for assault subsequently found inside his home a pressure cooker, ball bearings, wires and dismantled cellphone parts — the same items used by the Boston Marathon bombers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking to see if Daniel Morley of Topsfield, Mass., is tied in any way to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspects in the marathon terrorist attacks, MyFoxNews reported.

Mr. Morley was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and his mother’s boyfriend, MyFoxNews reported. Authorities who entered his home then discovered a weapons stockpile — described as an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition — and bomb-making materials, the report said. They also found a shoe box containing a dismembered body of a bird.

Mr. Morley was charges with two counts of assault and battery and with making bomb threats. He’s due in court again on Thursday, MyFoxNews reported.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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