BREAKING: Suspect Arrested for Trying to BOMB Confederate Statue
Confederate statues are under attack around the United States. Since the deadly Charlottesville attack, leftist thugs have defaced, damaged and, in some cases, destroyed Confederate statues. A new report from the Houston Chronicle says a suspect is now in custody after attempting to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston’s Hermann Park.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Suspect arrested trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Houston's Hermann Park pic.twitter.com/LXC2KB7M3w
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 21, 2017
A Houston man has been arrested on allegations he tried to plant explosives at the statue of Confederate officer Richard Dowling in Hermann Park, according to high-level law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.
When confronted Saturday night in the park, the man tried to drink the liquid explosives, one of the sources said.
The man was not identified by name but the sources said he had previously been convicted in 2014 and given five years probation for storing explosives.
The man was arrested about 11 p.m. Saturday in the park, a source said, following a day of protests that drew hundreds of people to Sam Houston Park protesting a Spirit of the Confederacy statue. The Saturday event also drew counter-protesters.
The details emerged as authorities evacuated a block in a Museum District neighborhood near Rice University Monday after finding hazardous materials inside of a house.
Residents living on Albans Road, between Hazard and Wilton streets, left their homes about 10 a.m., according to an emergency alert from the city of Houston.
The alert warned residents that disposing of the material could cause loud noises, smoke and damage to nearby property.
The alt-left recently tagged the infamous golden statue of Joan of Arc with “tear it down!”
These idiots don’t even know who she is!
— PGray (@merikaPriscilla) August 19, 2017
The graffiti was cleaned off but the damage is permanent.
The golden equestrian statue of St. Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, stands on Decatur Street in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. A gift from France in 1972 to honor the city’s French heritage, the statue is the focus of an annual community parade organized by a group devoted to the 15th-century saint and military heroine.
Joan, of course, has no connection to the Confederacy or to American history. But that didn’t stop someone from spray-painting “Tear it down!” on the statue earlier this year, according to Nola.com. The graffiti has since been removed, though stains remain, but the incident raises questions.
Did someone mistake a woman in medieval armor for a Southern general? If so, it wasn’t anyone associated with New Orleans’ active Tear ‘Em Down (TED) movement, which advocates for removing monuments to the Confederacy from public places.
“Joan of Arc is not on our radar,” assured Malcolm Suber, a leader of the New Orleans TED group.