Terrorism

Norway Mass Killer Gives Nazi Salute To Parole Board

The Associated Press reports: Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in massacres in Norway in 2011, appeared at a parole hearing Tuesday, seemingly more focused on spreading white supremacist propaganda than gaining an improbable early release from prison. Breivik, sporting a stubble beard and a two-piece suit, walked into a prison gymnasium-turned-courtroom with white supremacist messages …

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FedEx Seeks Anti-Missile Lasers For Some Cargo Planes

Politico reports: Package delivery giant FedEx wants to equip some of its aircraft with military-style missile countermeasures, which could allow it to continue flying over contested areas that might otherwise be closed to air traffic, according to a filing posted by the FAA. In a notice of this “special condition” posted Friday, the FAA dryly observed that its design standards …

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DOJ Launches New Unit On Domestic Terrorism

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is forming a new domestic terrorism unit to help combat a threat that has intensified dramatically in recent years, a top national security official said Tuesday. Matthew G. Olsen, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, announced the unit in his opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee, noting that the …

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Denver Mass Shooter Identified As Far-Right Extremist

Denver’s Fox News affiliate reports: Investigators have identified the man who killed five people during a shooting spree in Denver and Lakewood Monday night. Lyndon McLeod, 47, was killed by police at the Belmar shopping center in Lakewood after he carried out shootings in at least six locations. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said McLeod had been on law enforcement …

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German Police Thwart Anti-Vax Assassination Plot

Deutsche Welle reports: Police in the German state of Saxony raided several locations in Dresden on Wednesday after online threats were made against state premier Michael Kretschmer and other members of the state government. In Dresden, police searched five properties, and another place was being searched in the nearby town of Heidenau. Police have reason to believe the suspects were …

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PA Teenagers Arrested In Alleged School Shooting Plot

Johnstown’s ABC News affiliate reports: Authorities have provided new details about the investigation into the Westmont Hilltop High School trespassing incident, which they are now calling an alleged school shooting plot. Investigators say as a result of subsequent search warrants, a total of five AR-15 style firearms, a rifle, a shotgun and additional ammunition were seized from the home of …

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New Charges For Man In NYC Pride Parade Bomb Threat

Long Island’s News12 reports: A 74-year-old Bayport man accused of mailing threatening letters to members of the LGBTQ community on Long Island and in New York City is facing new charges. After facing a federal judge Monday, 74-year-old Robert Fehring surrendered himself to Suffolk police today. Fehring is accused of stealing almost two dozen pride flags back in July from …

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Man Arrested For Threat To Bomb NYC Pride Parade

From the Department of Justice: A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Robert Fehring with mailing letters threatening to assault, shoot, and bomb LGBTQ+ affiliated individuals, organizations, and businesses. Fehring was arrested this morning and will make his initial appearance this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke. “As alleged, the defendant’s …

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Court: Gunmakers Immune In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Courthouse News reports: The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that state law grants immunity to gun makers and sellers from lawsuits pertaining to the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. The court ruled the text of the law and the legislative history shield the gun companies from most liability, even if the guns at issue are proven …

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MI School Shooter Charged As Adult: Terrorism, Murder

The Associated Press reports: A 15-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with murder, terrorism and other counts for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan’s Oxford High School. Charges against Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday, a few hours after authorities reported the death of a fourth teen from the school in southeastern Michigan. Crumbley is charged …

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NYC Incel Pleads Guilty To Hoax Terrorist Bomb Threat

From the Department of Justice: Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that MALIK SANCHEZ, a/k/a “Smooth Sanchez,” pled guilty to making a hoax threat to detonate a bomb at a restaurant in the Flatiron neighborhood in New York, New York, on or about February 13, 2021. SANCHEZ pled guilty before United …

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British Taxi Driver Thwarts Terrorist Bombing Attempt

CBS News reports: A possible terrorist attack may have been averted on Sunday by a heroic taxi driver in the northern England city of Liverpool. Video shows the moment a taxi pulled up to a hospital in the British city and exploded in a ball of flames. It emerged on Monday that the driver’s quick actions may have prevented a …

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FBI Tapes Reveal White Supremacists’ Terror Plot

ABC News reports: For a month, FBI agents listened in as two members of a white supremacist group discussed their sinister plans: a plot to use a pro-gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, to engage in mass murder and attacks on critical infrastructure, which they believed would mark the start of a racial civil war. Patrik Mathews, a former Canadian …

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Two Neo-Nazis Get Nine Years Each In Racist Terror Plot

From the Department of Justice: U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced two members of the racially motivated violent extremist group “The Base” each to nine year in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for firearms and alien-related charges arising from federal charges in Maryland and Delaware. Judge Chuang found that, based on additional evidence presented …

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Families Pack Courtroom As Parkland Killer Pleads Guilty

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: His guilt was never really in question. Now it’s official. Nikolas Cruz, the man who terrorized Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School just minutes before school let out on Valentine’s Day 2018 slouched before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, flanked by his defense lawyers, and declared himself guilty, one by one, of 17 counts of murder …

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TODAY: MAGA Hat-Wearing Parkland Mass Shooter To Plead Guilty In Bid To Avoid Death Sentence [VIDEO]

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: It’s a day many in the Parkland community and across South Florida have been waiting for. On Wednesday, confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz is expected to plead guilty to all charges stemming from the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the deadliest high school shooting in US history. “We’re asking …

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Terror Test: Feds To Release Non-Toxic Gas Across NYC

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports: New York City’s response plans for a chemical or biological attack will be put to the test starting Monday as part of a federal preparedness study. The MTA says the Department of Homeland Security working alongside a team of researchers and city agencies will deploy a non-toxic gas on five separate days between …

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Murder Of British MP Declared To Be Terrorist Attack

The New York Times reports: For the second time in little more than five years, a British lawmaker meeting with constituents was killed in full view of the public, this time in a genteel seaside town, where the victim, a Conservative Party member of Parliament, was fatally stabbed on Friday inside a church. The attack, which the authorities declared a …

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Parkland Mass Shooter To Plead Guilty On All Counts

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Rather than going to trial, 23-year-old Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and all 17 counts of attempted murder in the Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others. Cruz’s defense team said their client would plead guilty to life in prison without …

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Norway Bow-And-Arrow Terrorist Was Known To Police

The BBC reports: Four women and a man were killed and two others wounded when a man used a bow and arrow to attack them in Norway. Police first received word of an attack in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at 18:12 local time (16:12 GMT). A Danish man aged 37 has been arrested and questioned …

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