Man charged with terrorism after gun pointed at courthouse

WADESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of pointing a rifle at the Anson County Courthouse has been charged with terrorism after deputies say homemade explosives were found at his house.

The Anson County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets in a statement that 35-year-old Kurtis Eugene Russell was arrested Thursday on several charges after surveillance video showed him appearing at the courthouse with an assault rifle raised.

The suspect is shown putting the gun behind his back and opening the door before he was met by a deputy. He then turned and left.

Lt. Brian Tice says deputies later searched Russell’s Lilesville home where they found the explosive devices as well as items used to make the explosives, an AR-15 rifle, computers and electronic devices.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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