More charges filed against man who brought mercury to AMC
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NEW YORK STATE -- The man Albany police say brought mercury to the cafeteria at Albany Medical Center is now facing federal charges.
Martin Kimber, 59, of Ulster County, was arrested last month. He was originally charged with tampering with a consumer product.
The U.S. Attorney's office has now charged him with illegal disposal of hazardous waste in a manner posing a danger of death or serious bodily injury to others and illegal storage and disposal of hazardous waste without a permit.
Kimber was arrested after detectives conducted a search of his home. They say they found two jars of mercury, 21 guns and literature reflecting sympathy for domestic terrorism. They say Kimber was a former patient at Albany Medical Center and also worked as a pharmacist at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
The U.S. Attorney's office says Kimber was seen on surveillance video placing a substance on items throughout the cafeteria at the hospital.
The new charges carry possible sentences of 15 years and five years in prison.