Skip to comments.NY man charged with building 200-lb bomb to allegedly detonate on Election Day
Posted on 10/10/2018 5:11:16 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A New York man has been charged with building a 200-pound bomb he allegedly planned to detonate on Washington's National Mall on Election Day.
Paul Rosenfeld, 56, appeared in federal court on Wednesday after law enforcement agents found an explosive device in his basement on Tuesday, according to a news release from the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
Rosenfeld was pulled over while driving, and in an interview with law enforcement agents, he admitted to purchasing black powder online, transporting it to his house in New York from New Jersey and constructing an explosive device in his basement, the news release said. He also said he has previously built smaller explosives to test the devices, according to the release.
A series of letters and text messages sent during August and September also show Rosenfeld intended to detonate the device as a way to bring attention to a political ideology called "sortition," according to the news release, which it describes as a "theory that advocates the random selection of government officials."
It was not immediately clear if Rosenfeld is being represented by an attorney.
"As alleged in the complaint, Paul M. Rosenfeld planned to detonate a large explosive to kill himself and draw attention to his radical political beliefs. Had he been successful, Rosenfeld's alleged plot could have claimed the lives of innocent bystanders and caused untold destruction," US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement.
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“NY man charged with building 200-lb bomb to allegedly detonate on Election Day”
As long as it was in NYC.
“Black powder?” LOL!
Please ping if we find out more info. Yikes
Blowing himself up would make it impossible to ever be randomly selected to be President.
Is he a democrat?
“theory that advocates the random selection of government officials.”
Didn’t William F Buckley suggest something like that? Maybe this guy took him seriously.
Interesting progression of events.
He decided to randomize himself.
Didn’t someone once say that the government could be better run by people randomly selected from the phone book?
This... THIS is the NY that I know.
Reading the article can be a BIG help.
That should be easily placed surreptitiously.
Don’t let the terminology fool you.
He’s in NY he IS a democrat. They may not call themselves that, but interviewing one for just a few minutes will tell the tale.
This is how it is with NY Republicans, so this is the way it is with all of them. It’s like picking out two parties in Europe. It’s all the same communist BS.
He’s from NY, he IS a democrat. Period. Many have chosen to go toe-to-toe with me on this topic, but I stick to my guns. There is no such thing as a conservative in NY and it’s nearby states. They are all “But” conservatives. Those who will agree with any right-wing perspective always including a “... but...” in their response.
Hey, he put on a few pounds. Don’t be a fat shamer! :)
I guess this guy heard Eric Holder’s lil speech and decided to one up him
Don't kid yourself; a relative of mine blew off half his hand with a mere 5 ounces of black powder last year. No more use of his hand.
Wouldn’t 200 pounds of that stuff make for a big blast?
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