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North Caldwell Man Charged With Transporting Explosives Without a Permit

U.S. Attorney says Anthony Nicholas Gallo, 20, was planning an explosion.

A North Caldwell man was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with transporting a PVC pipe stuffed with explosives without a permit, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

Anthony Nicholas Gallo, 20, is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk in Newark federal court Wednesday afternoon.

According to the complaint, Gallo traveled into Pennsylvania on Jan. 8, 2012 with a pipe containing potassium chlorate and magnesium with the plan of causing an explosion. The complaint states that Gallo never applied for the permit or license required by the U.S. Attorney General to transport the explosive materials.

Later that month, on Jan. 19, Gallo was admitted to the emergency room of a New Jersey hospital with burn injuries from a potassium chlorate explosion.

In February, the South Dakota university Gallo had been attending allegedly reported discovering various unidentifiable chemicals in his dorm room. The school was packing up the student’s belongings at the request of one of his parents when police say incendiary mixtures and materials were found in his room. 

Among the materials recovered were improvised thermite and red iron oxide, according to the complaint.

Gallo faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 if convicted of the charges.

WCaldResident December 05, 2012 at 05:33 PM
If this all happened in Jan and Feb of 2012, what took so long to get this kid arrested and charged?
Saturnian December 05, 2012 at 11:39 PM
What is taking so long to get this crazy lunatic off the street.... DOES SOMEONE have to be killed before we are protected ?????
Saturnian December 05, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Put him away already !!!!!!
Dee Buli December 09, 2012 at 07:17 PM
If i had a pipe bomb, i'd be in jail. How did this guy end up in the er 2 weeks later with burns from another bomb?
Dory Degen December 09, 2012 at 09:53 PM
what a sicko.
Bonnie Arnold Haynes December 09, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Do we know what his targets were to be? Do we know if he was acting alone or with others who might be better at bombing than Mr. Gallo? Was he in some kind of radical violence group? And why that bomb when much better ones can be made by kids In high school? Who, mr gallo, what, made bombs, where, SDakota, NJ and PA, When the last coulpe of months. But why and whether others were involved is the single most important part of the story. Did he have a psychiatric history? Did his parents Turn him in? Was he working his way up to George Metesky? More to come
Scondo December 10, 2012 at 05:38 PM
You remember George Metesky, "The Mad Bomber", wow you must be really old. Wait, I remember him too... Oh, wow I must be really old. This is a stupd kid with internet bomb making instructions and he blew himself up. BTW, kid next time be sure to apply for the proper permit ---HUH?

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