Saturday, January 14, 2006

Couldn't have seen this coming...

3 Eco-Terror Suspects Held in Northern California Plot
FBI agents say the arrests, which cap a yearlong investigation, foil planned attacks on phone towers, power stations and more.
By Greg Krikorian
LA Times

FBI agents in Sacramento arrested three suspected Earth Liberation Front members Friday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up U.S. Forest Service facilities, cellular phone towers and power-generating stations at various locations in Northern California.

The arrests in the Sierra foothill city of Auburn, about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, capped a terrorism investigation that began nearly a year ago, authorities said.

Taken into custody were Eric Taylor McDavid, 28, of Foresthill, near Auburn; Zachary Jensen, 20, of Monroe, Wash.; and Lauren Weiner, 20, of Philadelphia. All three were in federal custody pending a court appearance Tuesday, authorities said. They could not be reached for comment, and it was not immediately clear who would legally represent them.

Although the FBI and U.S. attorney's office declined to provide details about the alleged evidence against the three, FBI officials said they believe their investigation foiled possible attacks on a number of sites they would not specify.

"We did prevent some violent acts; I am sure of that," said Dave Picard, assistant special agent in charge of the bureau's Sacramento office. "These people could have done a lot of harm to people and property."


1 comment:

Tim said...

stupid kids