Spanaway biker suspected of plot to bomb bar

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TACOMA — Authorities say a man believed to be the vice president of a motorcycle club plotted to blow up a Spanaway bar used as a hangout for a rival club.

The News Tribune reports a federal task force raided the Spanaway home of Karl Wayne Twileager and a storage unit and found guns, blasting caps and explosives. He was charged June 13 in federal court in Tacoma with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in custody.

Court documents say Twileager is a leader of the Ghost Riders motorcycle club and planned to blow up Uncle Sam's Bar and Grill to send a message to the rival Bandidos.

Bar owner Craig Arrowood called the bomb plot ridiculous and says the bar welcomes all clubs.