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By Bill Redlin

A 20-year-old man from Bethesda will be spending more than five years in federal prison for possessing bomb-making chemicals.

Collin McKenzie-Gude pleaded guilty to the charge in September. But prosecutors say the young man had planned to kill President Barack Obama. A former friend testified McKenzie-Gude disliked Mr. Obama's gun control views.

As U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte handed down the sentence on Tuesday, he said he hopes the case sends a message that what McKenzie-Gude was doing, collecting weapons, and chemicals, and coming up with assault plans, was not play-acting and could have had serious consequences.

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