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Coast Guard Lieutenant Arrested in Alleged Domestic Terror Plot

Coast Guard Lieutenant Arrested in Alleged Domestic Terror Plot by Sadie Gurman and Ben Kesling – Wall Street Journal

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-described white nationalist was arrested after authorities said they found more than a dozen firearms, ammunition and a hit list of Democratic lawmakers, activists and media personalities in his Maryland home.

 

Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Friday on charges of illegal gun possession. But prosecutors said in subsequent court filings that those charges were the “proverbial tip of the iceberg,” accusing him of being a domestic terrorist “bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct.”

 

Neither Lt. Hasson nor an attorney representing him could be reached for comment.

 

Lt. Hasson is expected to appear before a judge Thursday for a hearing to determine whether he should remain detained while he awaits trial, as prosecutors recommend…

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