- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man faces arraignment following an explosion in his garage that led to the amputation of his left leg.

Michael O’Neill of Wheatfield was charged in a two-count indictment last week with unlawfully making and possessing a destructive device. The 45-year-old is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Buffalo on Wednesday.

O’Neill’s attorney says he will plead not guilty.

Prosecutors say an explosion at O’Neill’s home July 21 led to the discovery of bomb-making materials and seven improvised explosive devices, including one labeled “powder w/nails.”

O’Neill’s lawyer says in a court filing that O’Neill now relies on a wheelchair because of the amputation.


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