FBI Arrests Tappan Resident; Charged with Making 200-lb Bomb for Terror Attack on Election Day in Washington D.C.

A 56-year-old Tappan resident was arrested yesterday on federal charges and is accused of building a bomb in his Orangetown home and planning to detonate it in a suicide bomb attack on Election Day at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Paul Rosenfeld wanted to draw attention to a political ideology called “sortition,” the concept by which a government is selected by lottery instead of by popular vote. Orangetown Supervisor Chris Day says the operation began late Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday …

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Rosenfeld was arrested at his home on Slocum Avenue by the FBI and local authorities yesterday morning. The U.S. Attorney’s office says they found what appeared to be a 200-pound, functional, explosive device in his basement. Rosenfeld was charged with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation of an explosive. Each charge has a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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