( dpa ) - A 19-year-old British Muslim, at whose home police carried out three controlled explosions after his arrest two weeks ago, was Tuesday charged under the Terrorism Act.
Andrew Ibrahim, a recent Muslim convert, was charged with intention to commit acts of terrorism, the possession of explosives and the possession of "articles for terrorist purposes."
Jackie Roberts, the assistant chief constable of Bristol, in south-west Britain, said police were satisfied from their initial inquiries that the teenager was "working alone."
Police carried out three controlled explosions at the bungalow where he lived in a quiet suburban street when he was arrested on April 17.
Ibrahim was reported to be the son of a local doctor who attended Bristol University after being educated at a top British private school.
He will appear before magistrates in London Wednesday.
In a statement Tuesday, the family said they were "shocked and deeply distressed by the events of the past fortnight."
They asked for privacy "at this extremely difficult time" and urged the media to stay away.
Earlier reports said Ibrahim was arrested following a tip-off from the local Muslim community.
The Council of Bristol Mosques, which represents the 30,000 Muslims living in Bristol, said it condemned "all forms of terrorism and its facets."
Spokesmen said Ibrahim was not known to local Muslim leaders.