TOPSFIELD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police say they uncovered a weapons stockpile inside a Massachusetts house, which included a large pressure cooker and lots of bomb-making materials. Now, the FBI is looking into whether a Topsfield man had any connection to the Boston Marathon bombers.
Daniel Morley, 27, is accused of having the same type of materials used to make the bombs used in the marathon attacks.
Inside the Topsfield home, police said they found a pressure cooker concealed in a black gym bag, explosive materials, ball bearings, wires, and dismantled cell phone parts. According to court documents, they also found an assault rifle with hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
This came to light when Morley was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and her boyfriend. She told police he had the materials before the marathon bombings, but claims he bragged his best friend used to box with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. That friend denied that to FOX 25 over the phone.
Morley's mother says he is being treated for psychological issues.
Police also said they found a shoe box with a dismembered bird inside.
According to police, Morley has anti-government and anti-Semitic beliefs.
A picture showed Morley being arrested at an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.
There has been no answer from Morley's attorney so far. FOX 25 did reach out.
Morley is charged with two counts of assault and battery and making bomb threats. He is currently being held on $20,000 bail and is due back in court on Thursday.