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Aug 30, 2013 3:23 PM by Tony Spehar

Grand Junction man arrested in bomb case

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction man who recently completed a sentence for attempting what police called a Columbine-type attack on Palisade High School has been arrested on new bomb-related charges.

Robert Johnson was jailed suspicion of possession of an explosive or incendiary device and informed of the charges on Wednesday.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says it was alerted by a friend of Johnson's, who told them he was concerned because Johnson allegedly said he planned to make some pipe bombs and was going to kill people.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/octm9nh ), a Palisade High School student alerted police in 2009 after he said Johnson approached him asking if he could help Johnson obtain explosives so he could target the school because he was being bullied.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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