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Five arrested in suspected bridge bomb plot near Cleveland

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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Five arrested in suspected bridge bombing plot near Cleveland

Five people, claiming to be anarchists, have been arrested in Cleveland for trying to blow up a four-lane bridge across the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The public was never in danger from the devices, according the FBI. The explosive devices were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI agent. Charges against the suspects were filed Tuesday morning in Cleveland.

Douglas Wright, 26, Brandon Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive material to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce, according to WEWS-NewsNet5 in Cleveland. Two other men, Connor Stevens, 20, and Joshua Stafford, 23, were also arrested, but not charged, the station reported.

>> See the criminal complaint

Bombing suspects Brandon Baxter, Anthony Hayne, and Joshua Stafford (FBI)

Bombing suspects Douglas Wright and Connor Stevens (FBI)

The suspects were targeting the state Route 82 bridge that spans the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, according to WEWS. More than 13, vehicles travel over the bridge each day, and 2.1 million people visit the national park each year, the station reported.

The suspects had bought fake explosives and placed them near the bridge Monday. The suspects were arrested after 9 p.m. Monday, the station reports.

The suspects had considered a series of plots over several months. Among the alternative targets was the Veteran's Memorial Bridge, according to WEWS.

The suspects' initial plot involved the use of smoke grenades to distract law enforcement in order to topple signs of financial institution on high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland, according to the federal complaint.

One of the suspects had said during the planning of the attacks that they were against corporate America and financial institutions, and not merely random acts of violence, the complaint states.

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

One of the suspects, Wright, had talked about driving a car into the Federal Reserve Bank to blow it up, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The FBI is displaying this map in the room where it will apparently announce the arrests of five people in connection â€¦

The FBI's Cleveland office is displaying a photo of the apparent bridge in question, according to WEWS-NewsNet5 in Cleveland. The state Route 82 bridge is in Brecksville, south of Cleveland.

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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on May. 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

This really is ignorant.  These are terrorist acts and they should be prosecuted to the fullest reguardless of who they are.  Who gives a shit what color their skin is.

Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.


muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:42 PM

It's called sarcasm.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

This really is ignorant.  These are terrorist acts and they should be prosecuted to the fullest reguardless of who they are.  Who gives a shit what color their skin is.

Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.



OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM
Thank God they didn't succeed! How scary!
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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM

LOL! Lighten up a little honey...everybody isn't out to offend you.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

This really is ignorant.  These are terrorist acts and they should be prosecuted to the fullest reguardless of who they are.  Who gives a shit what color their skin is.

Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.

 


Erimar23
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM

they all look crazy and need to be lock up

Erimar23
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM


Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.


hahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahaha.....you just to funny...this some funny shit right here....but true...glad you said it before somebody who is for real will say this hope they read this first so they can see how stupid they sound.....lol

sarcasm

"Yes, I'm pissed off and most people irritate me. But if people weren't so ignorant, self-absorbed, and down right stupid, I wouldn't be so Bitchy all the time."

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM


Quoting Erimar23:

 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.


hahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahaha.....you just to funny...this some funny shit right here....but true...glad you said it before somebody who is for real will say this hope they read this first so they can see how stupid they sound.....lol

sarcasm

My favorite part is the last sentence. I guess it was drilled into my head after reading it some many times last month.

Erimar23
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

awwww...damn!....look somebody must don't know....sarcasmlmao!

Quoting numbr1wmn:

This really is ignorant.  These are terrorist acts and they should be prosecuted to the fullest reguardless of who they are.  Who gives a shit what color their skin is.

Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.

 


"Yes, I'm pissed off and most people irritate me. But if people weren't so ignorant, self-absorbed, and down right stupid, I wouldn't be so Bitchy all the time."

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on May. 1, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I take more offense of calling me honey.  It's not sarcasm. It's called tongue and cheek commentary. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

LOL! Lighten up a little honey...everybody isn't out to offend you.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

This really is ignorant.  These are terrorist acts and they should be prosecuted to the fullest reguardless of who they are.  Who gives a shit what color their skin is.

Quoting UpSheRises:

Phew...thank god they are white! I thought we might have some terrorists on our hands but as soon as i saw the pic i could tell they were just good 'ol americans.

I'll bet it was some kind of misunderstanding. I'm going to wait until the facts come out before i pass judgement on these innocent looking kids.

 

 


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