Terrorism thwarted in Ohio

Today, a plot to collapse bridges in Cleveland was thwarted by the FBI.

Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.

The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI employee, according to sources close to the investigation.

A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Court documents say three of the suspects are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed a small group and considered a series of plots over several months.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Steven M. Dettelbach, said Tuesday that the defendants “took numerous and repeated acts that demonstrated a commitment to violent, terrorist acts.” ”

According to the complaint, the suspects initially planned to use smoke grenades to distract law enforcement so that they could topple financial institution signs atop high-rise buildings in Cleveland. However, the plot later called for C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, to be placed and remotely detonated, according to authorities”

It is not known if this effort was related to todays OWS May Day protests.
The Occupy Cleveland group says the men were associated with the movement but don’t represent Occupy Cleveland or its nonviolent views.
6 replies
  1. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    I am guessing that this is another example of the FBI finding the dumbest people that they can and convincing them to conspire to commit terror acts. There was a guy in Washington state or Oregon where a similar thing happened. Turns out the guy had an IQ of like 50 and they were unable to charge him with any terrorism charges. I am guessing that if the FBI was in control of the explosives then it is probably a similar thing.

    • Steve M
      Steve M says:

      Although I agree these fools are as dumb as a bag of doorknobs, my guess is they were the ones reaching out looking to do mayhem. The FBI doesn’t go out looking for these idiots, they just listen and get tips. If the FBI actively directed the plot and brought this rag-tag group along for the ride, that could be interpreted as entrapment. We’ll see.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Yet more violent, left wing extremists, supported by the Democrats and ?bama, “taking it to the people”.

  3. JBS
    JBS says:

    Dumber and Dumbest.
    I can’t wait (sarcasm) for the left’s movie about Occupy and the glories of martyrdom and the struggle.

  4. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    D-Baggers are as a rule violent people. These five represent all that is good about Democrats.

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