Bail revoked for man who tried to firebomb Jewish-sponsored facility

John Rathbun, 36, allegedly attempted to detonate a homemade bomb, discovered on April 2

A police officer blocks an entrance as officials respond to a bomb threat at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky. (photo credit: REUTERS)
A police officer blocks an entrance as officials respond to a bomb threat at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
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 US District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni, MassLive reported.


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