Federal agents arrested a 21-year-old Georgia resident this week; saying the man was planning multiple terror attacks against the White House and other prominent DC landmarks in the coming days.
“A 21-year-old man, Hasher Taheb of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested and charged with ‘violating Title 18USC 844(f)(1) — attempt to damage by means of an explosive any building owned, possessed, or leased by the United States or any department or agency thereof, or any institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance,’” reports Business Insider.
According to the complaint filed by the US District Court in Georgia, Taheb planned to sell his vehicle to finance his deadly assault, which included terror strikes on the Washington Monument, White House, Lincoln Memorial, and an unspecified Synagogue.
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ELECTION ATTACK FOILED: NY Man Arrested for ELECTION DAY Bomb Plot in DC
A man from Rockland County, New York was arrested Wednesday who police say planned to detonate a 200-pound bomb in Washington, DC on Election Day to protest the “direction of the country.”
According to NBC New York, local authorities and the FBI raided Paul Rosenfeld’s upstate home and found eight-pounds of explosives that would eventually be used in the makeshift bomb.
“Police and FBI agents searched a Hudson Valley, New York, home Wednesday and arrested the 56-year-old man living there after learning about his alleged plan to build a bomb and blow himself up in Washington, D.C., on Election Day, two law enforcement officials told News 4 New York,” writes NBC.
“Officials tell News 4 Rosenfeld had no criminal history but had told a reporter in Pennsylvania he planned to blow himself up on the National Mall around Election Day because he was angry about the country’s direction,” adds the article.
“Had he been successful, Rosenfeld’s alleged plot could have claimed the lives of innocent bystanders and caused untold destruction,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney.
Court documents reveal the suspect believed in an archaic election system called “sortition,” where government officials were “chosen at random.”
TERROR ATTACK FOILED: FBI Thwarts JULY 4th Bomb Plot in Cleveland
The FBI and local police foiled an impending July 4th terror attack in Cleveland over the weekend, arresting one man while conducting “reconnaissance” of a downtown square where he planned on launching his deadly assault.
According to Fox News, the individual -who repeatedly pledged allegiance to foreign terrorist organizations- intended to “pack a van” full of explosives and detonate the vehicle during the Fourth of July festivities.
“Demetrius Nathanial Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, was arrested yesterday after a months-long investigation prompted by statements made on social media,” writes Fox News.
“U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said during his conversations with undercover agents, Pitts said he planned to use a van packed with explosives, wanting to target people watching fireworks and the downtown parade,” adds the site.
Read the full story at Fox Cleveland.