The Norman Transcript

October 7, 2012

Man accused of plotting to bomb Oklahoma churches

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

MIAMI, Okla. — Police in Miami, Okla., have arrested an Illinois man after they found alleged bomb-making materials and notes about destroying dozens of area churches.

Authorities on Friday charged 23-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of the Oklahoma anti-terrorism Act.

The Oklahoman reports that Weiler was being held without bond at the Ottawa County Jail.

Miami police saids the targets were churches in Ottawa County and that there were no further threats. An arrest affidavit saids Miami police found detailed maps and torn-up notes that included a list of 48 churches in Weiler’s motel room.

Police said empty bottles, duct tape and a gasoline can were found in the motel room.

It was unclear if Weiler has a lawyer.

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