Man accused of detonating explosive device appears in court

The man suspected of attaching and detonating an explosive device under a car on the corner of Roberts and Mahan avenues appeared before a judge today.



Police arrested 36-year-old Richard Laugel in connection with the incident over the weekend.



He is charged with attempted murder, arson, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.



Police say they found two aerosol cans with detonators attached to a rental car. Only one of the devices exploded Wednesday evening.



Two people were in the car at the time, but no one was injured.



Police are calling the incident a targeted attack.



Laugel is expected back in court on March 11.



 


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