CLEVELAND — The suspect in an explosion at a California synagogue has agreed to return from Ohio to face charges.
Sixty-year-old Ron Hirsch waived a detention hearing Wednesday afternoon. He told a federal magistrate judge in Cleveland that he is ready to be returned to face charges in the Santa Monica blast. No plea was entered on a federal fugitive count.
Hirsch waved and smiled at reporters in court and generally responded politely to the judge’s questions about his case.
Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed four felony charges. They include possession of a destructive device and explosion with intent to murder.
Defense attorney Daniel Chaplin says Hirsch will fight the California charges and maintains his innocence.