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New York Man Allegedly Constructed 200-Pound Bomb to Detonate on Election Day

October 11, 2018  | 

A New York state man reportedly built a 200-pound bomb and planned to detonate it on Election Day on the National Mall in in Washington D.C.

According to Yahoo News, 56-year-old Paul Rosenfeld intended to kill himself in the explosion in order to draw attention to his political beliefs, prosecutors said.

“Rosenfeld concocted a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology by killing himself on the National Mall in Washington, D.C — risking harm to many others in the process,” Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.

Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. added, "Had he been successful, Rosenfeld's alleged plot could have claimed the lives of innocent bystanders and caused untold destruction. Fortunately, his plans were thwarted by the quick action of a concerned citizen and the diligent work of a host of our law enforcement partners and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force."

Rosenfeld has been charged with one count of unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and one count of interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Comments (4)

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kevcopaz @ 10/11/2018 3:36 PM

Good result! I ask respectfully why this article refers to "political views" yet does not identify as "progressive" Democrat or Republican conservative. anarchist etc. This is VERY important to understanding the b"why". Obviously he is a political radical either way but my gut says this is NOT a conservative nor republican and when your publication leave these type of details out looks as if you are like the "fake news" and dont want us to know the whole truth....that the LEFT is the peratrators of the violence 99% of the time. Am I wrong?

Ben Franklin @ 10/11/2018 5:56 PM

From CBS News: "According to court papers, over the past two months, Rosenfeld allegedly sent letters and text messages to a Pennsylvania resident detailing his plan to detonate the bomb on the National Mall to draw attention to the "sortition" political system, in which government officials are randomly selected."

See how easy it is to do accurate journalism?

Trigger @ 10/11/2018 6:29 PM

Good thing the political idiots want to ban guns!!

Skiman94 @ 10/12/2018 7:47 AM

Your gut is smart kevcopaz. We all know it's the socialist left who is behind just about all of these acts. The fake news covers up, but we know better. If it were a Republican, it would have been plastered all over the piece.

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