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Colorado man says he wanted to bomb accountant, not NAACP headquarters

The 44-year-old man charged in an explosion outside an NAACP office building in Colorado Springs, Colo., told police he was trying to attack an accountant who allegedly stole tax records from him, not the civil rights group, according to a criminal complaint. Thaddeus Murphy was arrested late Thursday and charged with arson and weapons offenses in connection with the Jan. 5 explosion outside the headquarters of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP, according to a statement issued by the U.S. attorney's office in Denver. During interviews with federal investigators, Murphy admitted to the attack, but claimed he was trying to threaten an accountant who was withholding...

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