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Fireworks, Literally, in Michigan Court? Lawyer for Suspect in Alleged Mosque Plot Subpoenas Explosives

The Islamic Center of America mosque in Dearborn, Michigan (AP Photo)

(CBS/AP) The attorney for a California man accused of planning to attack a mosque in Dearborn, Michigan with explosives says he wants police to bring the fireworks to court.

Matthew Evans tells The Associated Press he filed a subpoena requesting that the fireworks police say they found in 63-year-old Roger Stockham's car last month be brought to his preliminary examination Friday.

Evans said Thursday he's challenging the charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism, and possessing explosives with an unlawful intent.

Stockham was arrested near the Islamic Center of America during a Jan. 24 traffic stop. Police say he was wearing a ski mask and had powerful fireworks that are illegal in Michigan.