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Police: Calif. booby trap suspect to be charged

HEMET, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say charges will be announced Wednesday against a man suspected of carrying out a series of booby trap attacks against police in a small Southern California town.

Nicholas Smit was arrested Friday for investigation of making a booby trap and assault on a police officer with intent to commit murder.

Law enforcement officials say Smit is suspected of planting booby traps to hurt a Hemet police officer who arrested him on suspicion of growing marijuana.

A district attorney's office spokesman says prosecutors will file charges against Smit on Wednesday.

No one has been hurt in the attacks.

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