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"Anarchists" accused of trying to blow up Ohio bridge
FBI arrests five it says targeted Route 82
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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M.L. Schultze
 
Mug shots of the men the FBI says conspired to blow up the Route 82 bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Courtesy of KEVIN NIEDERMIER
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Updated: 2:07 with U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach tape on the alleged plot.Updated 11:27 with names of those arrested
Updated 11:31: court appearances. All five are scheduled to appear before Judge White in the U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland at 2:30 pm.



The FBI has arrested five people on terrorism charges, accusing them of planning to blow up a bridge near Brecksville.

According to the U.S. attorneys office, the five had targeted the bridge on Route 82 that crosses over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The FBI says the five were identified as self-proclaimed anarchists with no connection to international terrorism. They’re accused of conspiring to get C-4 explosives that would be detonated remotely.

They were arrested last night following a months-long sting operation.

The FBI says the public was never in danger.

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List of those arrested:

Douglas Wright, 26

Joshua Stafford, 23

Brandon Baxter, 20

Anthony Hayne, 35

Connor Stevens, 20

Listener Comments:

I can't believe it!! I do a lot of fishing right there in the spring and fall. I've met a lot of good ppl there also! That's crazy, I was just gonna go there Sunday. Props to the FBI for all the recon and inside work


Posted by: Scott (Northfield) on May 1, 2012 10:05AM
Guys look like militia anarchist types. Energy So misdirected. Sigh.


Posted by: Anonymous on May 1, 2012 10:05AM
Yes, I agree, "energy so misdirected", so young.


Posted by: Renee (Missoula, Mont.) on May 1, 2012 1:05AM
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