According to Contact Music, the would-be bomber is a retired chemist named Joseph C. Callahan, 69, who lives about 10 miles from Richards' home in Weston. Callahan was arrested on Oct. 7, 2013, for stockpiling guns, ammunition and home-made explosives.
Callahan allegedly told police that he wanted to bomb Richards' house in Weston, but that he didn't want Richards to get hurt.
According to Contact Music: "Armed forces allegedly raided Joseph's five-bedroom mansion and reportedly found 274 firearms, tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition and a huge amount of hazardous material, before authorities shut down the road and pulled in experts to deal with the dangerous equipment. When asked by police about ammonium nitrate, he reportedly replied: 'That's the chemical used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.' Joseph is reportedly cooperating with police and has been released from custody to remove the rest of the chemicals from his property."
Callahan's attorney Richard Meehan had this to say about Callahan: "He is a delightful gentleman who never had any intention to make a bomb and never intended to hurt anybody.''
Callahan was released on bail is due in court on Oct. 16, 2013.
Richards has not publicly commented on this situation.
In addition to homes in Connecticut, Richards has homes in England, Jamaica and Turks & Caicos.