- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police are seeking attempted murder charges against a Yakima man they say built a bomb to kill his ex-girlfriend’s partner.

The Yakima Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1NSa5HF ) that the 36-year-old man was already facing related federal charges when he was arrested Tuesday afternoon. His bail was set a $500,000 during a Wednesday court hearing.

County deputy prosecutor Ken Ramm says police also arrested the man’s 21-year-old brother-in-law. Yakima detectives believe the men conspired to design a car bomb.

Authorities say the daughter of the intended victim found a suspicious device at the end of their driveway in July. Police say the device was a bomb powerful enough to kill.

Yakima detectives worked with the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Army bomb technicians on the case.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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