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  • Man arrested for terroristic threats to kill NFL players and fans in Pittsburgh on Sunday

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to kick off their AFC divisional round playoff contest on Sunday as planned in spite of some terroristic threats made prior to the game. Yuttana Choochongkol, 30, reportedly sent threats to a Pittsburgh television station and the director of security for Heinz Field — the home stadium of the Steelers — indicating he was planning to do harm to many people at the game. According to a police affidavit on the arrest, a message sent Thursday to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh read like this: “This Sunday’s playoff game in Pittsburgh is going to...
  • San Francisco ISIS Terrorist Attack Thwarted

    12/22/2017 6:21:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old man connected to the Islamic State (ISIS) who was allegedly plotting a terrorist attack in San Francisco over the Christmas holiday. The FBI reports that they arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, a truck driver from Modesto, California. He referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon. He is charged specifically with attempting to supply support to a foreign terrorist organization and he has posted pro-ISIS and pro-terrorist posts on Facebook. His intended target was San Francisco’s famous Pier 39. Jameson was apparently unknowingly chatting with an undercover FBI agent and was arrested earlier this week. A search...
  • Man Gets 28 Years in Plot to Behead Conservative Blogger Who Planned Garland's Draw Muhammad Event

    12/19/2017 9:40:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/19
    A man convicted of leading an Islamic State-inspired plot to behead a conservative blogger who upset Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison. David Wright, who's 28 years old, was sentenced by a judge in Boston's federal courthouse two months after jurors found him guilty of conspiring with his uncle and a Rhode Island man to kill blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the terror group. Wright's attorneys had asked for a 16-year sentence, saying he should be given the chance to redeem himself after serving his time....
  • Berlin Police Find 200 Rounds Under Mosque (Quickly Rule Out Terrorism Of Course).

    12/11/2017 9:32:36 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/11 | Julian Robinson
    German police descended on a Christmas market in Berlin after two bags of bullets were found under a nearby mosque last night. About 200 rounds of ammunition was found in an underground car park in West Berlin - but officers quickly ruled out any terror link. The discovery came with Germany still on high alert after a wave of terror attacks and almost a year after a jihadist killed 12 by crashing a lorry through a market in the city.
  • North Korea's plot to kill Kim Jong Un's nephew foiled by Chinese officials, report says

    10/31/2017 6:44:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/10/31 | Katherine Lam
    North Korea's plot to kill Kim Jong Un's nephew foiled by Chinese officials, report says By Katherine Lam | Fox News Several North Korean agents were reportedly arrested after Chinese officials foiled an alleged plot to kill Kim Jong Un’s nephew— the son of the half-brother poisoned this year in a Malaysian airport. Two of the seven North Korean agents who were involved in the alleged plot were arrested in Beijing, South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported Monday, citing North Korean sources. The plot was stopped because Chinese officials increased security during the country’s 19th National Congress of the Communist...
  • Anti-government extremist arrested in Oklahoma bomb plot

    08/14/2017 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    A 23-year-old man who said he hated the U.S. government has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb in a truck. According to a criminal complaint, Jerry Drake Varnell wanted to start a militia group and admired Timothy McVeigh, the domestic terrorist who was convicted and executed for setting off a massive truck bomb outside a federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995. Varnell thought he was dealing with two fellow sympathizers in the anti-government movement but they were a confidential informant and...
  • Australia police 'foil terror plot to bring down plane'

    07/29/2017 4:29:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 Jul 2017
    Counter-terrorism police in Australia have stopped a suspected plot to bring down an aeroplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. He was speaking after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney. Investigators said they had information that the plot to blow up an aircraft involved the use of an "improvised device". Mr Turnbull said the raids had been a "major joint counter-terrorism operation". He said extra security was in place at domestic and international airports. The raids took place in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl, Australian broadcaster ABC reported. Australia's national terror threat...
  • Trump accuses New York Times of foiling plot to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    07/22/2017 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    President Trump weighed in on a number of hot-button topics in a string of tweets Saturday morning, the day after naming a new White House communications director and accepting the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. The president took aim at some familiar targets: the "Amazon Washington Post," leaks, Hillary Clinton, "Special Council" Robert Mueller and others.  But one missive in particular left observers scratching their heads. In a cryptic tweet, Mr. Trump accused "the Failing New York Times" of foiling an attempt to kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The...
  • Jihadist planned to carry out 'massacre' in Mallorca

    06/30/2017 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.es ^ | 30 June 2017 15:22 CEST+02:00
    One of four suspected jihadists arrested in Mallorca this week planned to carry out an attack in the town of Inca, an investigating judge has said. It is believed that the man — named as Moroccan Abdulkader Mahmoudi — was poised to carry out an attack using a knife to stab people, following the modus operandi of the recent London Bridge attacks in which 8 people were killed and more than 40 injured. In this way he intended to “realize his plan to become a martyr,” said Judge Santiago Pedraz, the National Court magistrate charged with investigating the case against...
  • Growing Concern Over Brothers Arrested With Guns, Bomb-Making Materials

    05/26/2017 3:16:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    CBS News Minnesota ^ | May 24, 2107 | Esme Murphy
    Abdullah Alrifahe and Majid Alrifahe MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car. Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in north Minneapolis.Abdullah is being held in the Hennepin County Jail. His brother, Majid, has been released and is facing minor charges. WCCO-TV has confirmed that both Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation, which started outside a federally-subsidized senior housing project. A good Samaritan confronted...
  • France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot

    12/17/2016 2:11:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 December 2016
    French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on Saturday. France has been under a state of emergency since a wave The 31-year old suspect has been placed in preventive detention and accused of cooperation with "criminal terrorists" and of having supplied weapons to his accomplices, the source said. Five other men suspected of being part of the plot are in custody after simultaneous police swoops last month in the southern port city of Marseille and in Strasbourg in northeast France. Investigators...
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • (TWITTER) Insider Says GOP Coup Attempt Thwarted

    @JackPosobiec SCOOP: The DC Beltway is livid at Trump today. House staffers are telling me they all actually thought Trump would drop out this weekend RNC leaders were telling members that after the tape leaked that Trump would drop out so they all needed to unendorse him first So now its chaos, members were told Trump was dropping and Pence was taking over so that's why so many publicly attacked Trump But now Trump is staying in, and after his strong debate performance and solid support levels they are worried they just screwed themselves The establishment plan was Pence would...
  • Latest: Officer who stopped mall stabbing deflects praise

    09/18/2016 6:23:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>6:10 p.m.</p> <p>The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing nine people in a Minnesota mall is deflecting praise from people who call him a hero.</p> <p>Jason Falconer is being hailed by authorities, Gov. Mark Dayton and others for stopping a man suspected of carrying out the attack Saturday night in a St. Cloud mall. Federal authorities say they are treating it as a potential act of terrorism.</p>
  • FBI nabs 3 Palm Beach County men trying to join ISIS- used code words like ‘soccer team’

    07/23/2016 6:20:48 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 26 replies
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review ^ | July 23, 2016 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review Frieda Powers
    Three Florida men who were planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS are now facing federal charges of conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State. The Palm Beach County men’s plot to travel to Syria to engage in “violent jihad” was thwarted, federal authorities said Friday.
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 6:23 pm | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down executive orders issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe that would have allowed more than 200,000 felons to register to vote and participate in the November presidential election. The decision, issued late Friday, requires registrars to strike the names of any felons who registered to vote under the umbrella of three executive orders McAuliffe signed this year. The order gives county and state officials a month to strike those names. Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote the decision. Three justices issued dissenting opinions. In April, McAuliffe restored the civil rights of felons who had...
  • Brazilian police arrest 10 people and hunt two more as they smash ISIS plan for attacks on Olympics

    07/21/2016 8:52:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline and Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Brazil's federal police today arrested 10 people and smashed a network allied to ISIS that was preparing 'acts of terrorism' at next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the operation spanned nine states across Brazil, although the arrests were made in the southern states of Sao Paulo and Parana. A court in Parana said there were indications the group was planning to use weapons to launch attacks similar to the Paris atrocities in November last year. Earlier this month Mr Moraes said a jihadist...
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • AMERICAN ISIS WANNABE NABBED IN ELABORATE STING, FBI SAYS

    05/24/2016 6:19:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 MAY 2016 | AARON KATERSKY
    Federal officials arrested a young New York City man today for allegedly supporting ISIS - the culmination of an elaborate FBI and NYPD sting operation in which the 22-year-old was duped by at least four undercover law enforcement agents, according to court documents. Bronx resident Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested before dawn this morning without incident. A criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleges that he helped a person he believed to be an ISIS recruit - who was in fact working for federal authorities - travel to Syria to fight with ISIS by giving advice and helping the...
  • Two 'would-be hitmen' arrested on Chinese border entering North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un

    04/11/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    * Hitmen 'planning to kill' Kim Jong-un have been arrested, it is claimed * They were reportedly arrested near Tumen River at the border with China * North Korean guards who detained them were apparently rewarded * One suspect is said to be a defector and at least one is a Chinese national ___________________________________________ Hitmen who were planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been detained, according to reports. At least two people - one of whom is believed to be a North Korean defector, and at least one Chinese national - were arrested near Tumen River at...