Ted S. Warren / AP, file
Justin Jasper, 21, at a bail hearing in Seattle on Friday.
A man caught with homemade firebombs and other weapons in Seattle was charged with possessing an incendiary device, two stolen guns and a stolen truck, prosecutors said early Wednesday.
Justin Jasper, 21, from Nevada, was found in the truck along with Molotov cocktails, guns and body armor when he was arrested near the University of Washington campus early Thursday.
He is being held in King County, Wash., in lieu of $2 million bail.
“He appeared to be angry about several international political events,” the King County Prosecutor’s office posted in an update at 11 p.m. PT Tuesday (2 a.m. ET Wednesday).
He also had maps to three Seattle campuses, a machete and several knives, authorities disclosed on Friday.
Investigators also uncovered propaganda materials - including a recording of a podcast - in which Jasper allegedly addressed the political upheaval in Syria and Brazil and expressed anti-government sentiments, according to the county's senior deputy prosecutor Andrew Hamilton.
"There was a sheet of paper that had block, printed letters. It said something to the effect of: Are you aware of the Syrian revolution?" Hamilton said. "It was definitely political in nature."
The Seattle Times reported that the stolen vehicle belonged to Erik Henderson, a long-haul trucker from Butte, Montana, who had given Jasper a ride from Idaho and allowed him to stay at his home.
Henderson said Jasper described himself as an “anarchist,” the Seattle Times reported.
“But you hear that from a lot of college-aged kids these days," Henderson told the newspaper.
Jasper will be arraigned on July 22 at the King County courthouse, the prosecutor's office said.
First published July 10 2013, 3:32 AM