A Texas man was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to destroy a Confederate statue in a park during the weekend by planting explosives, federal officials said. Andrew Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance. A Houston park ranger spotted Schneck Saturday night in

Hermann Park in Houston kneeling near the statue of Richard Dowling, a lieutenant in the Confederate army.  The ranger confronted Schneck, who had two boxes that contained duct tape and wires and a bottle of liquid containing a “highly explosive compound,” authorities said.”ln its undiluted form, [nitroglycerin] is one of the world’s most powerful explosives,” federal authorities said.  READ MORE