A search warrant served by the New Jersey police and the FBI on Saturday turned up cache of assault weapons and chemicals used to make bombs at a New Jersey doctor’s home, authorities said.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli, in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times by the Associated Press, said 60-year-old Robert Rivera of Ridgewood faces half a dozen charges including recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage, unlawfully possessing a destructive device, and possession of an assault firearm.
Rivera is being held on $1-million bail. No other details of the cache were given.
Rivera, who authorities say is unemployed, apparently has had ties to the Occupy Wall Street movement. In a Bloomberg news story last year, Rivera was photographed and quoted as crediting the youth for standing up for their beliefs.
In November 2011, the Tribeca Trib interviewed Rivera, who was walking through the Occupy camp at Zuccotti Park providing medical treatment. Rivera, referring to the park’s chairman, John Zuccotti, said, “Did he ever think to himself that his little park might be the birthplace of the second American independence revolution?”