Trial date set for men accused of making Molotov cocktails

A federal court in Minneapolis has set a trial date for two Texas men accused of trying to disrupt the Republican National Convention with Molotov cocktails.

Court documents say Bradley Crowder and David McKay will go to trial on Jan. 26 before U.S. District Chief Judge Michael Davis in Minneapolis.

A federal grand jury indicted the two men on firearms charges this past September.

Crowder and McKay pleaded not guilty to charges they had manufactured homemade explosives to hurl at police cars during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. That information was based on two FBI informants and audio and video surveillance.

Both men have been in custody since the RNC because the judge ruled the men could be flight risks or dangers to the community.

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