An Australian man said to be angry over his medical treatment was charged Friday with making bombs to attack a hospital and the offices of a doctor, police and local media reports said.
The 42-year-old suspect was arrested and charged at Sydney Airport, New South Wales police said in a statement.
Two fully-assembled home-made bombs - complete with detonators and packed with 24-inch shrapnel pieces connected to a butane gas bottle - were found in a duffel bag at a house south of Sydney in April, Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
The suspect was being treated for a genetic eye condition by the doctor, the newspaper reported, citing police.
During a routine eye treatment a dye was used which he believes caused him an injury and blames for the decline in his eyesight although there was no medical evidence backing up his claims, the newspaper said.
The bombs – bigger than those used in the Boston Marathon attacks – were going to be used to a blow up a Sydney hospital and the city-center offices of the eye surgeon, according to The Australian newspaper.
He fled the country after the bomb was discovered in April but was arrested Friday on his return, police said.
The suspect was brought before Sydney’s Central Local Court Friday, but a magistrate imposed orders prevention his identification and that of his potential victim, Channel 7 News reported.