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Man accused of planting 36 explosive devices across Texas

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TYLER, Texas (AP/WKOW) -- A man accused of planting 36 explosive devices across east Texas could face 10 years in prison if convicted.

A Texas prosecutor says the man caused fear that was "nothing short of domestic terrorism."

Larry North was indicted Wednesday on charges of possessing an illegal firearm or destructive device.

Authorities say they believe North dropped the explosives mostly into mailboxes out of anger with the federal government. They believe he acted alone.

North remains jailed after a brief hearing today in federal court during which a judge granted his court-appointed defense attorney's request for a mental competency exam.

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