WKYC 3 Cleveland is reporting that five men have been arrested in for plotting to blow up the Brecksville Bridge a long with various sites in Chicago. Here’s more from WKYC:
The FBI says five people have been arrested in a plot to blow up the Route 82 bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
According to a written release, Douglas L. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on April 30 on charges of conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce.
Similar charges against two other men, Connor C. Stevens, 20, and Joshua S. Stafford, 23, were filed this morning.
The FBI says the five are all self-proclaimed anarchists.
The five were under close police surveillance. The FBI says the group purchased two inoperable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from an undercover agent. The FBI stresses the devices were inert.
According to the FBI, the group allegedly placed the devices on a concrete pillar of the bridge on Monday night and armed them. The FBI says the five then attempted to remotely detonate the devices from an area they deemed safe and which would give them an alibi. They were arrested shortly afterward as part of the sting.
Attention Congressional Democrats, President Obama, and the rest of you reading this, please make a note: Anarchists were attempting these attacks, not conservatives, Tea Party members, or House Republicans.
In fact, Brandon Baxter heads Occupy Cleveland. Anarchists within the Occupy Movement? Who knew?