Kim Palmer
July 5, 2012

Five men accused of plotting to blow up a highway bridge south of Cleveland are a danger to the community and could try to flee so they will be held without bail pending their trial, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Self-described anarchists Brandon Baxter, Anthony Hayne, Joshua Stafford, Connor Stevens and Douglas Wright were charged in April with one count each of conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. They have pleaded not guilty, but did not testify at a bond hearing in late May.

Authorities have said the men were arrested after buying what they believed to be C-4 explosives and two explosive devises for $900 from an undercover FBI agent.

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