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UPDATE: Iowa man facing terrorism charge

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An Iowa man has been charged with terrorism after being accused of shooting at a crop duster last month.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says 55-year-old John Dale Metzger of Whittemore was arrested Friday and charged with terrorism, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, stalking with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent.

The charges stem from an incident on July 31 in which deputies say Metzger was shooting at a crop duster that was spraying a field in Fairfield Township at around 10:25 a.m. The right wing flap of the plane was hit, but the pilot was able to land safely at a landing strip.

The plane is owned by Steier AG Aviation of Whittemore.

Several items were seized from a property during the investigation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations, Kossuth County Sheriff's Office and Algona Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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