NEW ORLEANS – A day after being arrested by authorities for attempting to make a bomb in his Gentilly home, a man appeared before a federal magistrate and was arraigned on charges of conspiring to make a bomb, according to the FBI.
Around 10 a.m. Monday, Sam Desmond Schulman, 30, was taken into custody at his home in the 5200 block of Spain Street, according Mary Beth Romig, spokesperson for the FBI.
FBI officials said Schulman was conspiring to make a bomb large enough to blow up a car.
“At no time was the public in any danger, and our team was able to make a successful arrest before Schulman had the opportunity to execute his plan,” said FBI New Orleans’ Special Agent in Charge Michael Anderson.
Schulman was formally charged with conspiracy to commit a violation of Title 18 USC 842 (a), which states it is unlawful for any person, other than a licensee or permittee, knowingly to distribute explosive materials to any person other than a licensee or permittee, Romig said.