Terrorism

Feds Arrest “Operations Leader” Of The Oath Keepers

From the Justice Department: A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging a member of the Oath Keepers with conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the …

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DHS Warns Of Domestic Terrorism Ahead Of Midterms

The Associated Press reports: A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The U.S. was in a “heightened threat environment” already, and these factors may worsen the situation, DHS said in …

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Teen Charged For Terror Threat Against FL Pride Event

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: A 17-year-old is in Canadian custody for threatening a mass shooting in West Palm Beach after an international investigation. The suspect made an online threat to shoot people at the “Pride on the Block” event downtown Sunday. “I can say through his statement that there’s no remorse,” Deputy Chief Rick Morris said during …

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MT Man Charged With Threat To Reenact Columbine

Helena’s NBC News affiliate reports:  Charges of felony intimidation and possession of explosives have been filed against Helena resident Logan S. Pallister, 23. Police report he has allegedly threatened harm at Helena High School multiple times in the past. According to court documents, Helena Police were advised of a possible school threat on the evening of Monday, May 30. An …

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FL Man Charged With Threatening School Shooting

From the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: On Sunday, May 29, 2022, detectives received a tip, and through investigative means discovered that Corey Anderson, 18, posted images of himself with what appeared to be a handgun, a rifle, and a tactical style vest. The photo was distributed with the caption “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school.” After further investigation, detectives …

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MA Man Charged With Threatening School Shooting

Boston’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Cape Cod man was arrested this weekend after police received several reports about one of his Facebook posts in which he allegedly threatened to commit a school shooting at an unnamed location. Justin Moreira, 29, of Hyannis, was taken into custody at his home without incident on Saturday, Barnstable police said. Multiple people reported …

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Cultist Guilty In Plot To Firebomb California Dem HQ

The Associated Press reports: A California man pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to blow up the state Democratic Party’s headquarters in what prosecutors said was the first in a planned series of politically-motivated attacks after the defeat of former President Donald Trump. Ian Benjamin Rogers, 46, of Napa, pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy a building by fire or explosives, …

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NY Teen Charged With Threatening School Shooting

New York City’s Fox affiliate reports: A high school student in Suffolk County was arrested for threatening to carry out a massive shooting at his school, announced District Attorney Raymond Tierney. The 16-year-old from Bellport High School, whose name was being withheld due to his age, allegedly posted on his “Bellport Scholars” Instagram page that there could be a massive …

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Buffalo Mass Shooter Indicted For First Degree Murder

The Associated Press reports: The white man charged with murdering 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. Peyton Gendron, wearing an orange jail uniform and a mask, was silent throughout the one-minute proceeding attended by some relatives of the victims. Someone shouted “Payton, …

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Buffalo Mass Shooter Identified, Pleads Not Guilty

The Buffalo News reports: The gunman accused of killing 10 people, and wounding three others, Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo supermarket is a teenager who drove 3½ hours from his small town in the Southern Tier to carry out the hate-fueled attack, authorities said. Payton S. Gendron, 18, of Broome County, was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah …

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Subway Shooter Pleads Not Guilty To Terror Charges

The New York Daily News reports: The man accused of spraying 33 shots on a crowded N train last month pleaded not guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges. Frank James, 62, appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court Friday in a khaki jail jumpsuit, telling a judge he was doing “pretty good.” After asking James questions about his educational background, Brooklyn Federal …

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NYC Subway Shooter Indicted On Federal Terror Charge

ABC News reports: A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has returned a two-count indictment against alleged subway shooter Frank James. The indictment expands the charges James is facing for allegedly shooting 10 people on a Manhattan-bound N train on April 12. No one was killed. James is now charged with carrying out a terror attack against a mass transit system …

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NYC Subway Shooting Suspect Charged With Terrorism

The Associated Press reports: The man accused of shooting 10 people on a Brooklyn subway train was arrested Wednesday and charged with a federal terrorism offense after a daylong manhunt and a tipster’s call brought police to him on a Manhattan street. Frank R. James, 62, was taken into custody about 30 hours after the carnage on a crowded rush-hour …

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Life Sentence In 2021 Terrorism Killing Of British MP

Reuters reports: A “cold, calculated and dangerous” man inspired by Islamic State was jailed for life on Wednesday for the murder of veteran British lawmaker David Amess after knifing him to death in a frenzied attack in a church where he was meeting voters. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, a British citizen and son of a former media adviser to a …

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Death Penalty Phase Begins For Parkland Mass Shooter

The Associated Press reports: Jury selection in the deadliest mass shooting ever to go to trial will begin Monday with preliminary screening for the panel that will determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be put to death for murdering 17 students and staff members at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Court officials say 1,500 candidates or more could be brought …

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Irish Foreign Minister Evacuated In Terrorism Threat

Reuters reports: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was taken off stage by officials during a speech in Belfast on Friday after the event organiser said a suspicious device had been discovered in a hijacked van in the car park of the venue. The van driver was ordered at gunpoint to drive to the venue in north Belfast, one of the …

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Man Convicted In Synagogue Bomb Plot Appeals For His Religious Right To Possess White Supremacist Artifacts

Courthouse News Service reports: A Colorado man sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting to blow up a synagogue appealed supervised release conditions at the 10th Circuit on Tuesday, including a prohibition on possessing items associated with white supremacy including Thor’s Hammer. Authorities arrested Richard Holzer in November 2019 after he discussed plans with undercover federal agents to blow …

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Feds Warn Of Rise In Terrorism Threats By Incels

Salon reports: A new Secret Service report highlights a concerning rise in terrorism threats posed by men who called themselves “involuntary celibate,” often refered to as “incels.” The 26-page report, released on Tuesday by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), documents a sharp uptick in incel-fueled attacks against women over the past decade. “The term ‘incel’ is often …

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SCOTUS Reinstates Death Penalty For Marathon Bomber

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Friday reimposed the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, reversing a federal appeals court ruling that had voided it. The 6-3 decision rejected defense claims that the judge at Tsarnaev’s 2015 trial improperly restricted the questioning of prospective jurors and was wrong to exclude evidence of a separate crime two years …

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Man Pleads Guilty Of Threats To Bomb NYC Pride March

From the Justice Department: Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Robert Fehring pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Joanna Seybert to mailing more than 20 letters threatening to assault, shoot, and bomb LGBTQ+ affiliated individuals, organizations and businesses. When sentenced, Fehring faces up to five years’ imprisonment. As set forth in the court filings and today’s proceeding, …

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