- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Provo man accused of trying to bring an explosive device into the federal building in Salt Lake City last week is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Brandon Bushnell of Provo had a device known as a cricket bomb in his pocket when he arrived for a Social Security Administration hearing Thursday.

Charging documents allege it was made with explosive powder taken from fireworks, a carbon dioxide cartridge and a hobby fuse. A security guard found the device as Bushnell entered Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building Thursday afternoon.

The building was evacuated for a few hours. No one was hurt.

Bushnell is facing one count of unlawful possession of an explosive inside a federal building.

No attorney has been listed for Bushnell and his public phone numbers are disconnected.

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