Twin brothers have been arrested for setting off improvised explosive devices in various locations in two Pennsylvania counties, destroying several buildings, authorities said.
The district attorney’s office in Chester County announced Tuesday the arrests of Daniel and Caleb Tate, 22, of Cochranville Township. The two were charged with arson by explosion, arson by possession of explosive devices, conspiracy, theft and other offenses.
The Tates were home from school during winter break in December when the incidents occurred, according to a criminal affidavit. It’s unclear whether they have entered a plea.
Daniel Tate is a recent graduate of Pepperdine University in California, and Caleb Tate is a student at Belmont University in Tennessee, according to the D.A.
The brothers allegedly made bombs from materials such as metal pipes, propane canisters and fuel containers.