BUFFALO — A suburban Buffalo man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to making bombs at his home.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. said 25-year-old Duncan Badding of Williamsville was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to unlawfully making and possessing destructive devices.
Authorities searched Badding’s home in August 2012 after getting reports of a man shooting a rifle at bottles in his yard. Prosecutors said officers found an array of volatile chemicals and mixtures, including homemade explosives and devices that appeared to be bombs.
Badding had said he studied chemistry in college and that the materials were related to his research.
He’ll be subject to two years of supervision after his release from prison.