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Petaluma man found with pipe bombs charged with felonies

A Petaluma man who was arrested on suspicion on possessing pipe bombs at his Quarry Street home was charged Wednesday with three felonies carrying a maximum six-year prison sentence.

Ismail Moylan, 30, was arrested Monday after officers responded to a call of a suicidal man with a gun. Police said they discovered two live and two partially made devices which were later detonated by the bomb squad.

Moylan, who is also known as Ismail Al-Jamal, was booked into Sonoma County jail on $1 million bail. He was charged with possession of an explosive device, possession of materials to make a device and reckless possession of explosive devices in an inhabited area, prosecutor Bud McMahon said.

Moylan was unable to come to court for medical reasons. Judge Jamie Thistlethwaite ordered him to appear Thursday afternoon for a possible plea.

"He needs to be arraigned," she said. "We're going to get him into court and tell him what his charges are."


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