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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI arrested a man from Oklahoma who was angry with the government for trying to blow up a bank in the city on a bus believed to be filled with explosives, US prosecutors said.
The American, Jerry Varnell, 23, was arrested last Saturday, after investigations and investigations lasted for eight months.
Prosecutors said he wanted to use a similar explosive device, which was detonated outside a federal building in the city of Oklahoma in 1995, killing 168 people.
The criminal complaint says Farnell told an FBI informer that he was seeking revenge on the government and financial institutions.
Prosecutors said in a statement that the shipment, which he was trying to blow up, was ineffective and posed no danger.
"He wanted to make the biggest impact possible where he would put the bomb," said FBI officer Raul Boganda.
The spokesman for the prosecution, Scott Williams, said that Farnell was briefly represented before a federal court in Oklahoma on Monday and is scheduled to appear again in another session on Tuesday.
Prosecutors confirmed that a secret agent had demonstrated during the investigation that he was a conspirator and agreed to help Farnell in making what was believed to be an explosive charge weighing about 454 kilograms.
The criminal case said the FBI arrested Varnell after he called a mobile phone on Saturday that he thought would detonate a parked van outside the First Branch Corp in Oklahoma City.