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Judge: Man charged with bringing guns to DC had militia ties

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Associated Press


An Alabama man will remain in jail until his trial after being charged with bringing 11 molotov cocktails and other weapons to the U.S. Capitol in January.

A federal judge denied release to 71-year-old Lonnie Coffman and wrote that the Vietnam veteran drove around Washington D.C. with lists of officials and tried to find Sen. Ted Cruz to discuss election fraud.

The judge also cited Coffman's training with a Texas militia camp in the decision to deny him release.

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