Alleged Plot to Blow Up Bridge in Cleveland
5 people arrested
- Duration 2:17
- Date May 1, 2012
5 people arrested
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A bill good morning to get Cleveland division of the FBI just released this news release I've been looking it over -- states the five individuals now under arrest had an intricate plot.
To use smoke grenades to distract police in order for co conspirators to topple financial institutions science.
A top high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland that was part of their plots according to the complaint.
The plot later developed into using explosive materials such as constructing.
Two improvised explosive devices using powerful C four explosives they were to be placed on the target and remotely detonated.
The defendants discussed various bridges and physical targets in and around Cleveland over the course of several months.
The final plan resulted in the route 82 -- -- Northfield high level bridge.
As being the designated target -- that bridge crosses from bricks filled to sag a more -- Over the Cuyahoga valley national park.
The complaint further states build -- three of the men arrested are self proclaimed -- artists who.
Formed into a small group and consider carrying out these plots.
Was there ever any danger to the public Kelli do we know they -- The word we're getting from the FBI right now says the public was never in any danger from the explosive devices in fact those particular devices.
Were under the control of an undercover FBI employee according to this information we've received today law enforcement authorities closely monitor the defendants as well.
Also the explosives the defend its purchase and attempted to use.
Where inoperable now Stephen.
He issued the following statement about the matter restates the safety of the citizens of the northern district of Ohio is.
And continues to be our primary focus -- individuals charged in this plot were intent on using violence to express their ideological views.
He goes on to add that the joint terrorism task force will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to detect and disrupt any terrorist and threat.
Domestic or international and bill as you mentioned the five individuals who have been arrests will appear before federal magistrate.
And US district court sometime today Cleveland I just forty beverage online it is it's tall and stretches over reality -- -- to go down it would be a site.