Ore. man with sniper book held without bail

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man whom authorities fear may have been plotting a sniper attack on a high school football game will be held without bail until he goes on trial on federal firearms charges.

A federal judge in Medford found Monday that 26-year-old Raphael Enrique Amoroso of Grants Pass poses a danger to his community.

Amoroso was arrested on a drunken driving charge Oct. 7 after a police officer saw him drive out of a parking lot at Grants Pass High School hours after a football game. Police say he had a loaded pistol and a novel about a sniper attack on a football game in his car.

He now faces federal charges of having a gun on school grounds, and being a marijuana user in possession of a gun.