New York man sentenced for making bombs

A Williamsville, New York man was recently sentenced to one year in prison followed by a two-year supervised release for illegally making and possessing destructive devices, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul, Jr. made the announcement on December 23 after 25-year-old Duncan Badding received the sentence. After searching Badding's residence, authorities allegedly found several apparent destructive devices or a combination of parts and devices meant to be used or converted into destructive devices.

Joel Violanti, the assistant U.S. attorney and the official handling the case, said that police received a complaint on August 8, 2012, of shots being fired in Badding's backyard. After officials from the Amherst Police Department and enforcement officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched Badding's residence, they allegedly found tricetone triperoxide, a mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, tannerite, three pvc pipes and five cans of commercial Goex Black Powder.

The Department of Justice said the sentencing was the culmination of an investigation by officers from the Amherst Police Department and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The ATF is a law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice that protects communities from acts of terrorism, arson, bombings and the illegal use and storage of explosives.