The Harrisburg man accused of possessing a bomb in Ferguson Township in August pleaded guilty to a bomb-making charge and five counts of reckless endangerment Thursday.
The charges stemmed from an incident in August, when Ferguson Township police responded to a report that Frederick Rice, 53, had a pipe bomb in his vehicle. He told police that he planned to put the bomb on a vehicle that belonged to his wife’s lover and detonating it.
Explosives technicians from Penn State and state police also responded and cleared the threat after evacuating the area.
District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller praised those who responded to the scene.
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“Their selfless professionalism in the face of clear danger to themselves and the community is truly appreciated and a real testament to their dedication to serve and protect us all,” she said in a press release.
Rice will be sentenced on Jan. 26.