CLEVELAND, Ohio (Tue, May 01) – An alleged gang of anarchists has been arrested by FBI, which reportedly plotted to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, using high-powered explosives. The gang also had plans to attack financial institutions with the help of homeless people.
|Anarchists' gang, headed by Douglas Wright, arrested by FBI for plotting to blow up Cleveland bridge|
According to details; the group was came in spotlight when FBI was alerted by a paid informer about the gang’s plans to target the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge on Route 82, which spans the Cuyahoga River south of Cleveland.
The gang, headed by 26-year-old Douglas Wright, started planning in last October to target the bank signs in Cleveland for which they wanted to engage homeless people from shelters to carry out his plans.
Five members of the gang, including their head Douglas Wright, have been charged with plan and attempted use of explosive materials to destroy physical property affecting interstate commerce.
In a statement the FBI revealed that their informer was used to help the gang obtaining C4 explosives that they would use to target the bridge. According to the criminal complaint three members were arrested as they reached to pick up the explosives, while two others detained later on.