LAS VEGAS (AP) – Authorities in Las Vegas are disclosing that a terrorism investigation led to the arrest last September of a man now jailed pending trial in what police called an apparent plot to mount a mass casualty attack.
Jail and court records showed that 27-year-old Lacy Walthour was being held Thursday on $1 million bail and is getting a new lawyer to represent him on 26 felony explosives and weapons charges.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal says officers found gun parts, a 3D printer, body armor and homemade step-on explosive devices in Walthour’s northwest Las Vegas home. Police say they learned Walthour had been involved in local racial justice protests in the summer of 2020.
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