Hearing set for Social Security explosion suspect
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
PHOENIX (AP) - A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside an Arizona Social Security Administration office has been ordered held pending a preliminary hearing.
Authorities say 47-year-old Abdullatif Ali Aldosary had researched bomb-making materials and gathered chemicals before detonating a small explosive outside the office building in Casa Grande last week.
No one was injured in the blast, and authorities say the damage was minimal.
Aldosary is charged with maliciously damaging federal property by means of explosives and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A federal judge in Phoenix has set a preliminary hearing for Tuesday morning.
Aldosary has been assigned a public defender who did not return calls for comment. Messages left at Aldosary's home haven't been returned. The U.S. Attorney's Office declined to provide more details about the case.
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