This post was last updated on October 15th, 2018 at 09:03 am
As America plans for elections new threats surface on the streets. As per recent reports, Federal Bureau has identified a New York man, Paul Rosenfeld, suspected with building a 200-pound bomb. As per FBI investigation the man planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.
Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan had been charged on Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive explosive device and interstate transportation and receipt of the same.
As per prosecutors, he claimed to use the bomb to kill himself for drawing attention towards called sortition in which public official are chosen randomly then being elected.
On suspicion of him planning an attack, FBI raided his Paul Rosenfeld’s home on Tuesday that is when they found functional bomb in his house. His basement consisted of black powder in a plywood. Agents found empty canisters often used in firearms and artillery, as per a criminal complaint.
As per FBI court findings, Rosenfeld confessed on ordering large quantities of black powder. The substance was ordered by him from the internet and having substance delivered to “a location in New Jersey.”
Further investigation reveled that Rosenfeld took the black powder to New York, constructed smaller explosive devices and conducted test detonations for the purpose of later using them for a severe attack.
Junior Assistant Director of the FBI’s New York, William Sweeney, while giving a statement said that Rosenfeld intended to “detonate a large explosive to kill himself and draw attention to his radical beliefs.”
“Had he been successful, Rosenfeld’s alleged plot could have claimed the lives of innocent bystanders and caused untold destruction,”.
He further Sweeney said in the statement. “Fortunately, his plans were thwarted by the quick action of a concerned citizen and the diligent work of a host of our law enforcement partners and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.”
Paul Rosenfeld had an initial court appearance before a magistrate at a federal courthouse in White Plains on Wednesday afternoon, investigations are still under process. However what is intriguing is the surfacing of such political cults which pose potential threat to peace in the country.