Sheriff: 2 Alabama inmates planned to bomb a courthouse

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JASPER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff’s department says it has foiled a plan by two inmates to detonate homemade bombs in a county courthouse.

29-year-old Bryant Wayne Williams Jr. and 56-year-old Terry Keith Hammond are charged with four counts of making a terroristic threat. Both men are from Jasper, and both remain in the Walker County jail.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office said they had given themselves the code names “Pinky & The Brain” and were planning to create ammonium nitrate/fuel oil bombs.

Investigators said plan was for one man to bond out of jail, then gather items and instructions to create the devices. The primary targets were sheriff’s department commanders and investigators, Walker County judges and the district attorney.

The sheriff did not say whether the men have attorneys.

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