Teen Charged in Bomb Probe Makes Plea

McKenzie-Gude pleads guilty to attempted carjacking

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A Bethesda teenager charged in a bomb-making probe has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of attempted carjacking.

As part of Wednesday's plea, Collin McKenzie-Gude, 19, admitted that he tried to steal a car from a 78-year-old man last summer.

When authorities searched McKenzie-Gude's home last summer, on the day of the attempted carjacking, they found military-style weapons, armor-piercing bullets, fake IDs and a map of Camp David.

Charges of possession of an unregistered explosive device and production of false identification documents are still pending against McKenzie-Gude in federal court. A trial is set for Aug. 4.

McKenzie-Gude's attorney says the teen never intended to hurt anyone.

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