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Federal Agents Arrest Neo-Nazi Leader over Plot to Attack Maryland’s Power Grid

HeadlineFeb 07, 2023

In Maryland, two people, including a neo-Nazi leader, were arrested and charged with plotting to attack the state’s power grid. Brandon Russell appeared in a Baltimore court Monday, while Sarah Clendaniel, whom Russell met while in prison, was indicted in Florida. The two face up to 20 years in prison. This is FBI special agent Thomas Sobocinski.

Thomas Sobocinski: “Sarah Beth Clendaniel and Brandon Russell conspired to inflict maximum harm on the power grid, a key component of our critical infrastructure. The accused were not just talking, but taking steps to fulfill their threats and further their extremist goals.”

The White House has said white supremacists and violent extremist militias pose the most significant domestic terrorism threat in the United States.

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