By Daily Wire. Federal law enforcement officials arrested a 56-year-old man in Hudson Valley, New York on Tuesday after learning that he was allegedly planning an election day suicide in Washington, D.C. because he was angered over the nation’s politics.
Authorities say that the man was building a 200-pound bomb that he was planning to use to blow himself up with at the National Mall because of his “radical political beliefs,” CBS New York reported.
“As alleged, (the man) concocted a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology by killing himself on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. — risking harm to many others in the process,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said. (Read more from “FBI Arrests Man Building 200-Pound Bomb to Blow Himself up in D.C.” HERE)
Feds: NY Man Planned to Blow Himself up on National Mall on Election Day
By CBS New York. A New York man is under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow himself up on the National Mall on election day.
Paul Rosenfeld, 56, wanted to kill himself to draw attention to his “radical political beliefs,” authorities said.
“As alleged, Paul M. Rosenfeld concocted a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology by killing himself on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. risking harm to many others in the process,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. “Rosenfeld’s alleged plan for an Election Day detonation cut against our democratic principles.”
Rosenfeld allegedly supported a political belief called sortition, which advocates for random selection of government officials. He bought large quantities black powder over the internet to build a large bomb in his basement, authorities said. He had previously made and tested other small bombs, according to authorities. (Read more from “Feds: NY Man Planned to Blow Himself up on National Mall on Election Day” HERE)