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Cleveland Bridge Bombing Suspect Confirmed as Occupier
Copyright 2012 Breitbart ^ | 05/06/12 | by Lee Stranahan

Posted on 05/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live.

In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group....

"If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 201204; 20120430; anarchists; anthonyhayne; baxter; bomb; bombing; brandonlbaxter; brecksville; bridge; bridges; cleveland; cleveland5; clevelandcell; connorcstevens; corruption; democrats; douglaslwright; gwot; hayne; joshuasstafford; media; occubots; occupy; occupycleveland; occupyisalie; occupywallstreet; occutardation; occutards; occuturds; ohio; ows; route82bridge; stafford; stevens; terrorism; terrorists; thecleveland5; wot; wright
"If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."

Don't worry. The Palace Guard will make sure it never gets beyond conservative sites and/or the local press.

1 posted on 05/06/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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Too late, but the MSM has to actually give a sh*t for it to be bad news for them.

Luckily (for them), they don’t have to worry.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 11:07:32 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Gee...I wonder who he voted for in 2008....


3 posted on 05/06/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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4 posted on 05/06/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Fauxcahontas’s Fault (for providing the OWS philosophical framework).


5 posted on 05/06/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

That guy? looks happy.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 12:44:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

But I thought the Occupiers were the same s the TEA Party... just regular people voicing their freedom of speech...


7 posted on 05/06/2012 12:47:07 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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“which strengthens his link to the group.... “

No, it show he is an integral part of the group, one of the leaders, plain and simple, no hiding it.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 12:59:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Bump


9 posted on 05/06/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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I am just waiting for the Leftards to label the bridge bombers as “Tea Baggers”, like they continue with Jared Loughner.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 1:11:44 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: TheBattman

No. TEA Party bad. Terrorists. Tell congressmen what to do. Overthrow Dems. Bad. Very bad. OWS good. Only blow up bridges, throw bricks. Make public parks stinky filthy. Like Obama. Good OWS. Good. Not terrorists.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 2:03:00 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: cripplecreek

That dude is going to be VERY popular in prison.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 3:14:25 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: cripplecreek
Wonder if he can play "Karma Chameleon"on his bongos?


13 posted on 05/06/2012 4:33:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
You heard it first at Breitbart.

Which means that's the ONLY place you'll hear it.

14 posted on 05/07/2012 1:34:41 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: neverdem

fyi


15 posted on 05/07/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/cleveland/press-releases/2012/five-men-arrested-in-plot-to-bomb-ohio-bridge

Five Men Arrested in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge
U.S. Attorney’s Office May 01, 2012

Northern District of Ohio (216) 622-3600

CLEVELAND—Five people were arrested and accused of conspiring to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI, announced today.

Douglas L. Wright, 26; Brandon L. Baxter, 20; and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on the evening of April 30, 2012, on charges of conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce. Also arrested were Connor C. Stevens, 20, and Joshua S. Stafford, 23, and charges are pending against them.

The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by an undercover FBI employee. The defendants were closely monitored by law enforcement. The explosives that the defendants allegedly purchased and attempted to use were inoperable and posed no threat to the public.

A criminal complaint was filed this morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

According to that complaint, Wright, Baxter, and Hayne are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed into a small group and considered a series of evolving plots over several months.

The initial plot involved the use of smoke grenades to distract law enforcement in order for the co-conspirators to topple financial institution signs atop high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland, according to the complaint.

The plot later developed to the utilization of explosive materials. The defendants conspired to obtain C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices to be placed and remotely detonated, according to the complaint.

The defendants discussed various bridges and physical targets in and around the Cleveland metropolitan area over the course of several months. The final plan resulted in the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge being the designated target. This bridge crosses from Brecksville, Ohio to Sagamore Hills, Ohio over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, according to the complaint.

“The complaint in this case alleges that the defendants took specific and defined actions to further a terrorist plot,” said U.S. Attorney Dettelbach. “The defendants stand charged based not upon any words or beliefs they might espouse, but based upon their own plans and actions.”

“The safety of the citizens of the Northern District of Ohio is and continues to be our primary focus. The individuals charged in this plot were intent on using violence to express their ideological views,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Anthony. “The Joint Terrorism Task Force will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to detect and disrupt any terrorism threat, domestic or international.”

Wright, Baxter, Hayne, Stevens, and Stafford will appear before a federal magistrate in U.S. District court today, May 1, 2012, in Cleveland.

Agencies represented on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force include: Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office; Federal Air Marshals Service; Cleveland Police Department; Cleveland Heights (Ohio) Police Department; U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence; Westlake (Ohio) Police Department; U.S. Diplomatic Security Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; RTA Police; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Transportation Security Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Shaker Heights (Ohio) Police Department; North Olmstead (Ohio) Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspectors; and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Assistance was also provided by the U.S. National Park Service Park Rangers, Sagamore Hills Police Department, Brecksville Police Department, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 2:06:42 AM PDT by Cindy
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Criminal complaint:

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/Wright_complaint_affadavit_050112.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody


17 posted on 05/09/2012 2:12:42 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland-fbi-makes-national-security-arrests

“FBI arrests five people who allegedly tried to blow up Brecksville bridge, other targets discussed”
Posted: 05/01/2012

By: Mike Waterhouse, newsnet5.com
Additional reporting by Bob Seeley

SNIPPET: “CLEVELAND - The Cleveland office of the FBI announced Tuesday the arrests of five people who allegedly tried to blow up a bridge in northeast Ohio.

The FBI displayed a photo of the Route 82 bridge in Brecksville, just east of Riverview Road and referred to it as the “Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge” during a 10 a.m. news conference, and confirmed that was the target. The bridge crosses the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and connects Brecksville to Sagamore Hills.”

SNIPPET: “According to a spokeswoman from the Ohio Department of Transportation, 13,610 vehicles travel over the Route 82 bridge each day.

The National Park Service estimates 2.161 million visitors to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park each year.”


18 posted on 05/09/2012 2:17:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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BREITBART.com: "CLEVELAND BRIDGE BOMBING SUSPECT CONFIRMED AS OCCUPIER" (SNIPPET: "The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports…") (May 6, 2012) (Read More…)

19 posted on 05/09/2012 2:21:23 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; ...

Ohio Ping!
To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail,
(the three of us), Flutters, Whenifhow, and LasVegasDave.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 2:32:37 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states, or is it 58, must stand together and defeat O-bozo! VOTE the usurper out!!")
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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?835-The-Cleveland-5

“The Cleveland 5”
(May 29, 2012)


21 posted on 05/30/2012 2:10:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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FBI.gov - Cleveland - Press Release: "MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN PLOT TO DETONATE OHIO BRIDGE" (SNIPPET: "Anthony M. Hayne pleaded guilty…") (July 25, 2012) (Read More…)

THE BLAZE.com (The Blaze/AP): "ONE OF FIVE ANARCHIST OCCUPIERS PLEADS GUILTY IN OHIO BRIDGE BOMB PLOT" by Jason Howerton (July 25, 2012) (Read More…)

Link (Read More…)

22 posted on 07/26/2012 3:28:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/cleveland/press-releases/2012/three-more-men-plead-guilty-in-plot-to-bomb-ohio-bridge

Three More Men Plead Guilty in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

U.S. Attorney’s Office
September 05, 2012

Northern District of Ohio

CLEVELAND—Three men pleaded guilty today to three counts each for their roles in a conspiracy to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

At a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd, defendants Douglas L. Wright, 26, of Indianapolis; Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of Lakewood, Ohio; and Connor C. Stevens, 20, of Berea, Ohio, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

Anthony M. Hayne, 35, of Cleveland pleaded guilty in July to the same charges.

“Today’s guilty pleas demonstrate that when individuals decide to commit acts of terrorism that endanger the safety of our community, they will be held to account,” U.S. Attorney Dettelbach said. “The defendants today made a voluntary choice to plead guilty, the same way they made voluntary choices to try to detonate what they thought were explosive devices they had planted at the foot of a bridge.”

“We are pleased these defendants have admitted to their intent to utilize violence, which threatened innocent citizens, to further their ideological views,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Anthony said. “The safety of our citizens is and continues to be the FBI’s primary focus as demonstrated by this investigation. The Joint Terrorism Task Force will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to detect and disrupt any terrorism threat, domestic or international.”

Hayne, Wright, Baxter, Stevens, and Joshua S. Stafford were arrested on April 30, 2012.

According to court documents, Wright, Baxter, Hayne, Stevens, and Stafford are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed into a small group and considered a series of evolving plots over several months.

The initial plot involved the use of smoke grenades to distract law enforcement in order for the co-conspirators to topple financial institution signs atop high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland, according to the complaint.

The plot later developed to the utilization of explosive materials. The defendants conspired to obtain C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices to be placed and remotely detonated, according to the complaint.

The defendants discussed various bridges and physical targets in and around the Cleveland metropolitan area over the course of several months. The final plan resulted in the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge being the designated target. This bridge crosses from Brecksville, Ohio, to Sagamore Hills, Ohio, over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, according to the complaint.

The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by an undercover FBI employee. The defendants were closely monitored by law enforcement. The explosives that the defendants allegedly purchased and attempted to use were inoperable and posed no threat to the public.

Stafford’s case is pending while he undergoes an examination and competency hearing.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Duncan T. Brown, Justin E. Herdman, and Thomas E. Getz, following an investigation by the FBI and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Agencies represented on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force include: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office; Federal Air Marshal Service; Cleveland Police Department; Cleveland Heights Police Department; U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence; Westlake, Ohio,Police Department; U.S. Diplomatic Security Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; RTA Police; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Transportation Security Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Shaker Heights, Ohio Police Department; North Olmstead, Ohio Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Assistance in this case was also provided by the U.S. National Park Service Park Rangers, Sagamore Hills Police Department, Brecksville Police Department, and the Summit County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 3:42:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/cleveland/press-releases/2012/three-men-sentenced-to-prison-for-roles-in-plot-to-bomb-ohio-bridge

Three Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge
U.S. Attorney’s Office
November 20, 2012

Northern District of Ohio

CLEVELAND—Three men were sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

Douglas L. Wright, 27, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 11 ½ years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of Lakewood, Ohio, was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Connor C. Stevens, 20, of Berea, Ohio, was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

All three men pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and malicious use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce before U.S. District Judge David Dowd.

Anthony M. Hayne, 35, of Cleveland pleaded guilty in July to the same charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

“These defendants were found to have engaged in terrorist activities and will spend nearly a decade in prison,” U.S. Attorney Dettelbach said. “These sentences should send a message that when individuals decide to endanger the safety of our community, they will be held to account.”

“In a calculated fashion, these three defendants identified a viable target, purchased what they believed to be military grade explosives, and attached those explosives to that target,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Anthony said. “Not until they were safely miles away enjoying a meal did they casually attempt to remotely detonate the device, believing they were causing significant damage to the bridge, all in the hopes of furthering their ideological views.

“The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is committed to using all lawful techniques to confront and stop any would-be terrorists from committing violent acts against our fellow citizens,” Anthony said.

Hayne, Wright, Baxter, Stevens, and Joshua S. Stafford were arrested on April 30, 2012.

According to court documents, Wright, Baxter, Hayne, Stevens, and Stafford are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed into a small group and considered a series of evolving plots over several months.

The initial plot involved the use of smoke grenades to distract law enforcement in order for the co-conspirators to topple financial institution signs atop high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland, according to the complaint.

The plot later developed to the utilization of explosive materials. The defendants conspired to obtain C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices to be placed and remotely detonated, according to the complaint.

The defendants discussed various bridges and physical targets in and around the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area over the course of several months. The final plan resulted in the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge being the designated target. This bridge crosses from Brecksville, Ohio, to Sagamore Hills, Ohio, over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, according to the complaint.

The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by an undercover FBI employee. The defendants were closely monitored by law enforcement. The explosives that the defendants allegedly purchased and attempted to use were inoperable and posed no threat to the public.

Stafford’s case is pending while he undergoes an examination and competency hearing.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Duncan T. Brown, Justin E. Herdman and Thomas E. Getz following an investigation by the FBI and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Agencies represented on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force include: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office; Federal Air Marshal Service; Cleveland Police Department; Cleveland Heights Police Department; U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence; Westlake Police Department; U.S. Diplomatic Security Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; RTA Police; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Transportation Security Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Shaker Heights Police Department; North Olmstead Police Department; U.S. postal inspectors; and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Assistance in this case was also provided by the U.S. National Park Service Park Rangers, Sagamore Hills Police Department, Brecksville Police Department, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 2:14:54 AM PST by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/cleveland/press-releases/2013/cleveland-man-found-guilty-of-trying-to-use-explosives-to-destroy-a-bridge-in-northeast-ohio

Cleveland Man Found Guilty of Trying to Use Explosives to Destroy a Bridge in Northeast Ohio

U.S. Attorney’s Office
June 14, 2013

Northern District of Ohio

CLEVELAND—A Cleveland man was found guilty of trying to use explosives to destroy a bridge in Northeast Ohio, announced Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

Joshua Stafford, 24, was found guilty of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and malicious use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge David Dowd. Stafford is scheduled to be sentenced on September 11 at noon.

“We all need to thank the FBI and its law enforcement partners,” U.S. Attorney Dettelbach said. “The evidence in this trial made clear that their actions saved innocent lives. By being diligent, smart, and responsible, law enforcement agents were able to not only literally defuse a dangerous situation, but they also were able to catch a dangerous group of violent men before they were able to harm anyone else.”

“This defendant took it upon himself to operate the cell phone he believed to be the device that would detonate two IED devices and cause potentially significant damage to the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge,” Speical Agent in Charge Anthony said. “This defendant’s callous disregard for our community, all in the name of making his own ideological views known, reinforces the need for law enforcement to work diligently to confront and stop terrorists from committing violent acts against our fellow citizens.”

Stafford is the last of five men to be found guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to destroy the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge. Cars travel over the bridge, which crosses from Brecksville, Ohio to Sagamore Hills, Ohio over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Douglas L. Wright, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 11 ½ years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood, Ohio, was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Connor C. Stevens, of Berea, Ohio, was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Anthony M. Hayne, 35, of Cleveland, was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Those four men pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and malicious use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

Hayne, Wright, Baxter, Stevens and Stafford were arrested on April 30.

According to court documents, Wright, Baxter, Hayne, Stevens, and Stafford were self-proclaimed anarchists who formed into a small group and considered a series of evolving plots over several months.

The initial plot involved the use of smoke grenades to distract law enforcement in order for the co-conspirators to topple financial institution signs atop high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland, according to the complaint.

The plot later developed to the utilization of explosive materials. The defendants conspired to obtain C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices to be placed and remotely detonated, according to the complaint.

The defendants discussed various bridges and physical targets in and around the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area over the course of several months. The final plan resulted in the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge being the designated target.

The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by an undercover FBI employee. The defendants were closely monitored by law enforcement. The explosives that the defendants allegedly purchased and attempted to use were inoperable and posed no threat to the public.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Duncan T. Brown, Justin E. Herdman and Thomas E. Getz following an investigation by the FBI and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Agencies represented on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force include: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office; Federal Air Marshal Service; Cleveland Police Department; Cleveland Heights Police Department; U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence; Westlake Police Department; U.S. Diplomatic Security Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; RTA Police; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Transportation Security Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Shaker Heights Police Department; North Olmstead Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspectors; and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Assistance in this case was also provided by the U.S. National Park Service Park Rangers, Sagamore Hills Police Department, and Brecksville Police Department and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 1:10:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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