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March 20, 2013

Man who bombed Patton area house tried to bomb self before

PATTON — A man who blew up himself with a device in his truck that also leveled an acquaintance's rural western Pennsylvania home on Tuesday had previously tried to commit suicide last summer with a 1,600-pound explosive fuel bomb that didn't detonate.

Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan says her office asked a judge to jail 40-year-old Bradley Kollar after the suicide try, but his attorney objected and the judge agreed to let him remain free on bond while illegal chemical and stolen vehicles charges against him wound their way through the courts.

Kollar was scheduled to be sentenced on those charges Tuesday, but instead drove his truck to the residence in Clearfield Township and detonated some kind of bomb, critically injuring the homeowner and one of his teenage sons.

Investigators have not ruled out revenge in the bombing.

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