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LA Pride Suspect Fled a Child Molestation Probe

He allegedly had sex with 12-year-old

(Newser) - It still isn't clear what James Howell was doing en route to an LA Pride event with weapons and explosives in his car—police say he had no connection to the Orlando shooting—but we now know more about him: The 20-year-old Indiana man was charged with child molestation... More »

Cops: Armed Man Didn't Threaten LA Pride

Investigators don't know why Indiana man had guns, chemicals

(Newser) - Police have backtracked after initially saying James Wesley Howell wanted to do harm to Sunday's LA Pride parade—but it's still far from clear what the 20-year-old was doing thousands of miles from home with a car full of guns and chemicals used to make explosives. The AP... More »

Cops: Armed Man Planned to Attack LA Pride Parade

James Wesley Howell, 20, arrested in Santa Monica

(Newser) - An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Southern California on Sunday and told police he wanted to do harm to a gay pride parade—an event that annually draws hundreds of thousands of people, authorities say. The early-morning arrest in... More »

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