FBI Looks for Link Between Boston Bombings, 3rd Man
Daniel Morley arrested in June after threatening to blow up plane
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
This image from a FBI and Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by the AP shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of a Boston Marathon bomb.   (AP Photo/FBI)

(Newser) – A man who was arrested June 9 in the Boston area had the necessary materials for building a pressure-cooker bomb like the kind used in the marathon attacks, according to recently unsealed police documents. And according to Daniel Morley's mother, he'd had the materials prior to the April marathon bombings. Now the FBI is investigating him and any possible links between the two cases, Reuters reports. Wicked Local reports that the 27-year-old was taken into custody after police responded to a domestic disturbance; Reuters reports he allegedly assaulted his mother and her boyfriend and threatened to blow up a plane.

After Morley's arrest, police found weapons including an assault rifle and a handgun, a pressure cooker and other bomb materials, several hundred rounds of ammo, a black duffel bag, and some even weirder items (a bird's head in a shoebox, a burned and stabbed stuffed animal, a drawing of what appears to be the Boston skyline and a plane) in his home. Morley's mother also said her son told her that his best friend boasted of knowing Tamerlan Tsarnaev. And according to the affidavit, that friend "was attempting to have him do something really bad, but Daniel did not want to do," or so Morley told his mother. Morley is currently at a state hospital undergoing psychiatric evaluation.

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Jul 16, 2013 12:48 PM CDT
Am I confused?? Or did his BB Gun he actually had suddenly become an Assault Rifle??
Jul 16, 2013 10:35 AM CDT
bush was 3rd man!
Jul 16, 2013 9:41 AM CDT
It does appear that this guy may have mental issues, on assumption that healthy person wouldn't yell that they will blow up a plane.