ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque says an 18-year-old Albuquerque man has been arrested for making a bomb out of a pressure cooker and placing it under the bed of an intended victim.
Federal prosecutors said in a Thursday news release that Ethan Guillen faces charges of possessing an unregistered destructive device.
Guillen is accused of making the bomb using a pressure cooker filled with explosive powder, nuts and bolts and a fuse. He then placed it under the bed and attached it to an appliance timer.
The release doesn’t say how the intended victim discovered the device. Court records weren’t immediately available that would list a lawyer.
Guillen is set for an initial court hearing Friday. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.