SHERMAN (February 20, 2013)—Anson Chi, 34, of Plano, whom authorities describe as an anarchist, is facing additional charges in an attempt to bomb a pipeline.
A federal grand jury has handed up a three-count indictment against Chi charging malicious use of explosive materials, use of a destructive device during a crime, and possession of a firearm that was not federally registered.
On June 18, 2012, a homemade bomb exploded on a natural gas regulator in Plano, but detonated prematurely and caused little damage.
The incident left Chi burned.
His lawyers have described Chi as "delusional" and he’s scheduled for a competency hearing in March.
He remains in custody without bond.