Bomb Plot Thwarted at Jerry Falwell’s Funeral
A bomb plot targeting Jerry Falwell’s funeral was thwarted by police yesterday. And, no, it’s not what you think. ABC News has the details:
Campbell County authorities arrested a Liberty University student for having several homemade bombs in his car. The student, 19-year-old Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service. The devices were made of a combination of gasoline and detergent, a law enforcement official told ABC News’ Pierre Thomas. They were “slow burn,” according to the official, and would not have been very destructive.
“There were indications that there were others involved in the manufacturing of these devices and we are still investigating these individuals with the assistance of ATF [Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms], Virginia State Police and FBI. At this time it is not believed that these devices were going to be used to interrupt the funeral services at Liberty University,” the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.
Three other suspects are being sought, one of whom is a soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., and another is a high school student. No information was available on the third suspect.
Quite bizarre. One would think there would be something in the Liberty curriculum about how murdering people is strongly discouraged by the 6th Commandment. Then again, crazy people — usually my operative assumption in cases such as this — tend to have their own interpretations of these things.