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Report: Man planned to bomb bank, hoping to spark civil war

According to an affidavit, a man hoped his bombing of a bank would spark a civil war. (Source: KTVU/CNN) According to an affidavit, a man hoped his bombing of a bank would spark a civil war. (Source: KTVU/CNN)

OAKLAND, CA (KTVU/CNN) - A man is accused of trying to spark a civil war with a bank bomb.

A Justice Department statement says 28-year-old Matthew Aaron Llaneza was planning to set off a car bomb outside Bank of America.

According to an affidavit, Llaneza hoped the attack would be blamed on anti-government militias and eventually trigger a civil war.

He was arrested in an undercover FBI operation Thursday night, the night he planned to attack.

He's facing an attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction charge.

He appeared in court Friday and will be back in court for a bail hearing on Feb. 13.

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