Washington Felon Accused of Plotting to Blow Up a Walmart
A Washington state man who said he wanted “carnage” plotted to blow up a Walmart and two gas stations to divert police while he engaged in a bank-robbery spree, authorities said Tuesday.
Larry Gillette, 53, of Shelton, was arrested Monday as he tried to ignite what he thought was a car bomb, said the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. In reality, it was a dud provided by investigators.
Gillette was due to appear in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Tuesday afternoon on charges of soliciting a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.