https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12337926 You can read the link, but it has some graphic details, so maybe you'd prefer my synopsis, which follows: 23-year old US citizen managed to maim himself with poorly made explosives he planned to use at a mall-bombing attack "against hot cheerleaders". What I found very dark-fictiony in this bleak story is another part: When the police asked him how he got to his state (at the hospital, with severe injuries), he first claimed that it was an accident involving a lawnmower, where the "lawnmower blades were spinning so fast that it acted like a bomb". Ok. Pretty sure De Maupassant could have written some story like this. Other than that... well... what a terrible way to ruin your life.