Bronx man charged with failed homemade car bombing

March 11, 2016

Richard Laugel, 36, was arraigned Friday for planting a homemade bomb onto a car in Pelham Bay last week, officials said.

Laugel was charged with arson, attempted murder and reckless endangerment for planting the bomb — two aerosol cans filled with nails — under a Nissan hatchback rented by 24-year-old Antonio Guerro.

Guerro and a woman were in the car when the bomb went off on March 2, sparking a fire. The blast damaged the vehicle’s undercarriage and set off its airbags, but no injuries were reported, according to authorities.


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