ederal authorities say a Massachusetts man accused of putting pipe bomb-like devices on high-voltage power lines left a note threatening to attack other utilities and to publish instructions on how to make similar devices on the Internet.
Danny Kelly, 61, of Chelmsford, was arrested Saturday morning at his home on School Street.
On Wednesday, fire officials responded to a brush fire at 60 Locust Ave. Crews noticed items that didn't appear to be part of the transmission system and alerted National Grid. The FBI and state police responded and identified multiple incendiary devices similar in structure to pipe bombs.
According to an affidavit, Kelly left a note saying, “If you found this letter, the cutters must have worked. Sorry it was necessary to cut your lines, but the good lord has given me no choice.”
“I can assume you will go to the lying, bottom feeding, and corrupt organizations like the US attorney and FBI. Too bad these corrupt organizations refuse to do anything for the public good. All they care about is what they can steal from the public,” Kelly allegedly wrote.