Federal jury indicts man in power line explosives case

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Posted: Jun 08, 2016 7:16 AM

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts man accused of putting pipe bomb-like devices on high-voltage power lines.

The Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1OcJwkt ) 61-year-old Danny Kelly, of Chelmsford, was indicted Tuesday on a charge of malicious destruction of property by fire.

He has been held without bail since his arrest in April, which came after firefighters responded to a brush fire near National Grid electric power lines in Tyngsborough.

Authorities say they found metallic, cylindrical devices hanging from the power lines. They say Kelly left a note saying he is going to war and threatening attacks on critical infrastructure.

Kelley's attorney has concerns about his client's competency. The judge ordered Kelly to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if he's competent. The results weren't immediately available.

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Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com