Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced on Wednesday the arrest of the person they believe targeted the AG’s office with an explosive device early this year.

Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert, 26, of Irondale, was charged with two felony counts of malicious damage by explosive and one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

“My staff and I are breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning knowing that this individual has been taken off the streets,” said Marshall. “Although more information will be provided in the weeks to come, I think it is safe to say that this was not a random act of violence. We are grateful to our federal and local partners for their assistance in this matter and are pleased that the offender faces federal charges carrying significant prison time.”

The device was found on February 24, at 3:42 a.m., outside the AG’s office in Montgomery. Authorities discovered it after Someone reported a suspicious package in the area. The device was detonated, and no one was injured.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Montgomery Police Department responded.

Authorities released information and called on the public to submit tips.

“If convicted, Calvert faces a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment and a fine for malicious damage by explosive, and 10 years of imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine for the possession of an unregistered destructive device,” the AG’s office stated in a press release.

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