A New York city man was arrested Thursday after allegedly planting explosives at a suburban New York apartment complex.
The FBI said the 35-year-old suspect, Michael Zirman, was arrested on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to commit an act of terrorism.
Authorities arrested Zirmen about 1:15 a.m. after the FBI’s bomb squad found a “large-scale detonation device” at the apartment, a law enforcement source told ABC News.
Authorities said Zirmans apartment had been burglarized.
Zirman was being held without bail.
Zirsman’s father, Robert Zirmann, was a U.S. Marine stationed in Afghanistan and the man was not connected to the Islamic State militant group, officials said.
The arrest came amid a wave of deadly earthquakes and after a series of deadly wildfires.
In the days after the fires, authorities have warned people to stay at least 100 yards (220 meters) away from the area where fires have been burning.
In May, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of New York, killing at least two people and leaving many thousands without power.
In September, another magnitude 6 earthquake hit the East Coast, killing one person.
A month later, another 6.8 quake struck off New Jersey.
In October, a 7.6-magnitude quake struck the central New Jersey coastal town of Largo, killing five people and injuring more than 200.