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Williamsville Bomb Suspect In Amherst Court
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WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- A Williamsville man accused of possessing bombs and bomb-making materials in his home is back in court today.

Duncan Badding was in Amherst Town Court for a preliminary hearing.

Badding was arraigned on new state charges related to fire code violations.  He has been transferred to federal custody, where he also faces charges.

Amherst Police arrested Duncan Badding at Williamsburg Square Apartments last week  after a neighbor heard shots being fired.  Inside his apartment, they discovered additional firearms, ammunition, and homemade explosives. 

Badding has been charged with unlawfully making and unlawfully possessing destructive devices. While the investigation continues, the charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 or both. 

WEB EXTRA: Read the criminal complaint here.

"After thorough investigation by our law enforcement partners at the federal and local levels, our Office determined that the behavior alleged in this case rose to the level of federal charges," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul. "The use of any type of explosive device cannot be taken lightly, especially when done in a residential area. This case is a good example of collaboration among law enforcement at all levels and the investigation will continue."

If convicted, Badding faces  a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

His next court day in Amherst is in October.

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