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Library Bombing Suspect Makes Initial Court Appearance

Library Bombing Suspect Makes Initial Court Appearance



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An Illinois man charged in an explosion at the city's main library made his initial court appearance in Utah today.

Thomas Zajac (Zay-Jack) appeared before Magistrate Judge Paul Warner at Salt Lake City's federal courthouse on charges of possessing an unregistered destructive device.

Warner set a hearing for Monday to review whether Zajac should remain in jail pending further proceedings.

U-S Attorney's office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says the case is scheduled to be presented to a grand jury on Tuesday for possible additional charges.

No one was injured in the September 15th explosion that forced the evacuation of 400 people and destroyed a window.

According to court documents, Zajac's fingerprint was found on remnants of a rocket igniter found at the scene. He was arrested last month at his home in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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