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Wayne County man charged with manufacturing weapon of mass destruction

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WAYNE COUNTY, PA — District Attorney Patrick Robinson announced on Tuesday, July 23 that Alan Boguski, the man severely injured in an explosion this past Thursday, has been charged with manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction, risking catastrophe, possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and recklessly endangering another person. 

The explosion took place at Boguski’s property in Waymart last week around 3 p.m. According to a state police report, Boguski made the pipe bomb in his home and went to set it off at a nearby creek. Tracy Witten, a woman who lives with Boguski, told police that she later saw Boguski stumbling back toward the house, bleeding and wounded, a piece of metal sticking out of the wound. Witten drove Boguski to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The report also said the two had used methamphetamine earlier that day. 

A bomb squad was later dispatched to the property where it found a white powdery substance suspected to be meth and four pipe bombs ruled to be “completely functional and viable explosive devices.” 

Magistrate Judge Bonnie Carney has initially set bail at $100,000. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 31. 

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