- Associated Press - Thursday, August 21, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he built a remote-controlled pipe bomb which police say he planned to use to blow up his wife’s paramour.

Fifty-three-year-old Frederick Rice, of Harrisburg, waived his preliminary hearing on charges including manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction.

Police say they determined Rice was fixated on his wife’s suspected infidelity. That’s when someone tipped off police that Rice had the bomb in his vehicle while visiting a friend in Ferguson Township, Centre County on Aug. 5.

When township police found Rice at his friend’s house, they say he acknowledged having the bomb and said he planned to attach it to the paramour’s vehicle and detonate it.

Police defused the bomb after finding it in Rice’s vehicle.



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