OU Bomber's Brother Faces Threat Charge in Colorado

By: AP
By: AP

The brother of a University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up last year on campus is now facing federal charges in Colorado.

Thomas Hinrichs was charged Tuesday in Denver federal court with threatening to assault or murder an FBI agent in Colorado.

He's the brother of 21-year-old Joel Henry Hinrichs the Third of Colorado Springs. He died in October of last year when a backpack full of explosive material blew up outside a football stadium.

Authorities say 25-year-old Thomas Hinrichs had an assault rifle, two boxes of ammunition, three ammunition magazines and a military helmet when he was arrested earlier this month.

He was allegedly angry with this country's government and school system for creating an environment that led to Joel's death.


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