Topeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.

Alexander E. Blair, 28, of Topeka is accused of conspiring with another Topeka man in the planned attack. Blair previously had only been charged with knowing about the plot but failing to report it to authorities.

His attorney, Christopher Joseph, acknowledged the new conspiracy charge is more serious, but declined further comment on the case.

The charge comes in an unsealed criminal information that initially was filed on April 23. Such documents, which can be filed when a suspect waives indictment by a grand jury, are done with a defendant’s consent.

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