Status message

Operating in maintenance mode.

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.

Photo: 11 Alive

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Sam Davies always had a slightly protruded birthmark on her forehead. After having five children, she noticed pregnancy caused a reaction from her...

Catherine St. Germain, 34, from Loveland, Colorado had been married to her husband for less than a year--but, she had known him for 20 years. She...

Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he is boycotting Fox News because its reporters have covered his presidential campaign “very unfairly.”

...

Vladimir Putin apparently agrees with President Trump that Democrats, upset about losing the 2016 election, fabricated the allegations of...

A well-timed sound bite can be worth its weight in gold in political circles. A successful sound bite will be picked up all over the place, and...

Latest News Stories

One of the lawyers who defended O.J. Simpson in the retired football player’s high-profile murder trial is trying to put out a book explaining how...

Stephanie Clifford, better known to the world as Stormy Daniels, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump earlier this month. The adult film...

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says he is willing to welcome change in his city when it comes to police-community relations. He invited those who...

Two teenagers were trying to catch a glimpse of a pretty girl in a car and ended up saving her life. According to Inspire More, 19-year-old Aaron...

When a major health crisis comes up for yourself or a loved one, it can be pretty tough to keep your wits about you. Thankfully, there are a ton...