Student Bomber Foiled at Falwell Funeral

FBI found explosives in Liberty University student's car
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2007 5:49 AM CDT
Student Bomber Foiled at Falwell Funeral
Mourners Remember Rev. Jerry Falwell   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A student at Jerry Falwell's university is under arrest for a bomb plot against protesters at the late evangelist's funeral. A relative of Mark Uhl tipped off authorities, who found five bombs in the 19-year-old Liberty University student's trunk. Uhl admitted he planned to use the bombs to disrupt a picket at Falwell's campus funeral yesterday.

An official told ABC News the explosives were "slow burn" and wouldn't have caused much damage. But Uhl—whose MySpace page identifies him as a ROTC member—is now being held in a detention center in Lynchburg without bond. The FBI and ATF are searching for three accomplices they think helped manufacture the explosives. (Read more bombing stories.)

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