Five Arrested in Ohio FBI Sting
May 2, 2012 8:10 AM Subscribe
According to an FBI press release
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and various news sources
, five "self-proclaimed anarchists" were arrested in connection with an alleged plot to blow up an Ohio bridge
Several of the men were "associated" with Occupy Cleveland, according to the AP, although not in any formal capacity and they were "frustrated that other anti-corporate protesters opposed violence." Organizers quickly released a statement
affirming the group's "principles of non-violence," and clarifying that the alleged bombers did not "represen[t] or ac[t] on behalf of Occupy Cleveland." Planned May Day protests were canceled.
The FBI investigation was "aided by a paid confidential source who had previous robbery and other convictions and was on probation for passing bad checks" and was similar to previous sting operations, most recently that of Rezwan Ferdaus
, involving supplied inert explosives.