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Man Admits To Planting Pipe Bombs To Raise Terrorism Awareness

67-year-old Michael Sibley of Marietta, Georgia is facing federal charges after he admitted to planting pipe bombs in a local park in an effort to frighten locals into caring more about the threat of "foreign" terrorist groups.

Allegedly, Sibley left a "potentially explosive device" in a backpack along a hiking trail last November. The backpack was then discovered by a mother and a daughter--inside were two "partially constructed" pipe bombs with a listing of Atlanta Falcons football games, a schedule for the Atlanta-area subway system and papers that named the Marcus Jewish Community Center nearby.

Police also found a Qu'ran and a copy of the book "The Rape of Kuwait". Sibley told investigators that he “viewed himself as a patriot." The Official complaint read, "[Silbley] felt no one was paying attention to what was going on (sic) the world. Sibley felt if he placed a package in a Roswell Park then people would finally get that this type of activity could happen anywhere.” Sibley also inscribed the backpack with the name "Mina Khodari" because it "looked foreign." Sibley is charged with conveying false or misleading information and maliciously intending to destroy federal property. He could face up to ten years in prison if convicted.

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