May 01, 2012

FBI Arrests 5 for Plot to Blow Up Ohio Bridge

FBI Arrests 5 in Bridge Incident.jpg

From L: Doug Wright, Josh Stafford, Tony Hayne, Connor Stevens, Brandon Baxter

(Cleveland, Ohio) Five conspirators were arrested last night by the FBI for allegedly plotting to blow up a northeast Ohio bridge.
According to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office, these three were arrested Monday evening and charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive material to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce:
- Douglas Wright, 26
- Brandon Baxter, 20
- Anthony Hayne, 35
These two men were also arrested, but charges are pending:
- Connor Stevens, 20
- Joshua Stafford, 23

According to the FBI, the five thought they had purchased two improvised explosive devices with a C4 remote detonator. They suspects placed them at the base of the bridge Monday night.

At 9:09 p.m., the FBI said the suspects tried to trigger the explosives with a remote access code and the bomb did not go off. The five were then arrested by agents who were monitoring the group via video.
The FBI said the bombs placed at the bridge were duds.

So, the FBI gave the perps enough rope to hang themselves. Heh. The story continues to develop.

On an unrelated note, doesn't it appear that the suspects in their mugshots are wearing lipstick?

By Mr. E. Blogger at 11:04 AM | Comments |