UPDATE: Turns out the five who were arrested were part of Occupy Cleveland. Go figure, the first non-Islamist terror plot since Timothy McVeigh involves hard-core Democrats.
CNN reports on the arrest of five anarchists in the Cleveland area on an alleged plot to blow up a Cleveland area bridge as well as financial institutions.
A mohawk-wearing anarchist nicknamed “Cyco” was among five men arrested after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge about 15 miles south of Cleveland, the FBI said Tuesday. Douglas L. Wright, 26, joined alleged co-conspirators Brandon L. Baxter, 20, a.k.a. “Skabby,” and Anthony Hayne, 35, a.k.a. “Tony” and “Billy,” in a plot that authorities say honed in on the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge, which spans the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and carries a four-lane highway. The men were arrested Monday evening in an FBI sting, but posed no real danger to the public because the explosives were inert and were controlled by an undercover FBI agent, the bureau said in a statement. The men have been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce.
Turns out, as the Wall Street Journal notes in their report, they were very sympathetic toward the Occupy Wall Street movement. Go figure, the first non-Islamist terror plot in a long time and it involves leftys.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested five suspects in the Cleveland area in a sting operation for allegedly plotting a bomb attack on a local bridge, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The suspects were self-described anarchists who formed their own group, according to one official. The official said that during the investigation, several of the suspects repeatedly complained that the Occupy Wall Street movement, which had spread to other cities from New York, wasn’t violent enough.