LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man has been indicted on charges of planting an explosive that detonated outside a synagogue in Santa Monica last month.
A federal grand jury on Tuesday brought four counts against 60-year-old Ron Hirsch, including use of an explosive to damage property. He could face up to 70 years in prison if found guilty of all charges.READ MORE: 1 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In San Bernardino
Hirsch is accused of planting explosives inside a 250-pound piece of concrete and steel pipe that blasted into the air on April 7, striking the side of Chabad House and damaging a nearby house.READ MORE: Man To Be Extradited To Long Beach To Face Murder Charges In Killings Of 2 Over Parking
Authorities say Hirsh fled by bus and was taken into custody in Cleveland four days later.
Hirsh is scheduled to be arraigned May 23. His attorney Robert Little said he hadn’t read the indictment and couldn’t comment.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop While Cases Remain On The Rise In LA County
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