- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man is due in federal court after being charged with stockpiling weapons and threatening to burn down a mosque and bomb a police station.

Joseph Garguilo, of Holliston, is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday afternoon.

A criminal complaint says the FBI received a tip last month that Garguilo had recently acquired parts to make an AR-15 rifle and was stockpiling tasers, mace guns and other weapons. The complaint says Garguilo stated that he “will plant bombs in police stations … and kill as many homeland security officers as he can” before being killed.

Prosecutors said investigators learned recently that Garguilo also said that he wanted to “attack a mosque and/or kill President Obama.”

The name of Garguilo’s attorney could not immediately be determined.



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