AKRON (AP) - Three men accused of plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio have admitted their roles in the scheme.
The FBI says the public was never in danger even though the target was a highway bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron.
Twenty-year-old Connor Stevens and 20-year-old Brandon Baxter, both of suburban Cleveland, and 26-year-old Douglas Wright, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to all three counts against them today in Akron before a federal judge.
They face 30 years to life in prison, though defense attorneys have asked for leniency. Sentencing was tentatively scheduled for early November.
The three were charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, knowingly attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage property with explosives.