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Bail revoked for man charged with attempt to firebomb Mass. Jewish assisted living facility

(JTA) — The Massachusetts man charged with attempted arson at a Jewish-sponsored assisted living facility was ordered back to jail after prosecutors protested his release on bail.

John Rathbun, 36, allegedly attempted to detonate a homemade bomb, discovered on April 2, made up of a five-gallon plastic gas canister filled with flammable liquid, at Ruth’s House, which is located within one square mile of several other Jewish facilities, including three synagogues, a Jewish private school and a Jewish community center.

Rathbun was ordered back to jail on Friday night, pending trial, by U.S. District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni, MassLive reported.

The post Bail revoked for Massachusetts man charged with attempt to firebomb a Jewish-sponsored assisted living facility appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.


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