A South Carolina man has been arrested after an investigation into threatening messages left at Darlington Raceway, The suspect, Michael Avin, has been charged with possession, threatened or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for act of terrorism, not resulting in death. He was awaiting a bond hearing and being held in custody while the case remains open.
Authorities allege Avin left messages “describing a possible explosive device” at Darlington on April 27, per the arrest warrant. Avin also allegedly indicated in a letter addressed to a different Darlington County location that he had access to 125 tons of bomb-making materials.
NASCAR is planning to resume its season Saturday at Darlington, after being on hiatus since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no fans in the grandstand.
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