BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Wheatfield man returned to federal court on Wednesday only to be detained after the hearing.
Michael O’Neill, who was in the hospital after blowing off part of his leg in an explosive blast in July, appeared ahead of a federal judge in Buffalo. Prosecutors released new details in the case, including that they found confederate flags, Nazi and KKK symbols in the Walmore Road garage where he allegedly built the explosives.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour said O’Neill admitted to building bombs to his investigators, but O’Neill pleaded guilty in court.
O’Neill will be detained in federal custody as he recovers from the partial amputation of his leg. It hasn’t yet been announced where he will be held.