Two Arrested in Plot to Use Rocket Launcher to Bomb Florida Police Station (Video)
Florida officials thwarted a terrorist attack on the Eustis Police Department on Monday.
Orlando Sentinel reported:
Acting on a tip about a cache of missiles and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, Marion County authorities said Monday that they might have thwarted a series of attacks against the Eustis Police Department, a church and a youth camp.
Investigators aren’t yet certain what crimes might have been prevented by arresting two men and seizing a weapons stockpile from a shed on a 9-acre site in Marion County about 13 miles north of Eustis.
“There is some sophistication to this outfit,” sheriff’s Maj. Terry Bovaird said. “This isn’t like somebody found a joint somewhere and a guy had a small, little weapon. This is something that is significant.”
Among the items seized were 22 guns, including at least one rifle with a scope, several containers of black powder sheriff’s officials said could be used to make explosive devices, two bulletproof vests along with powdered and crack cocaine, prescription pills and more than a pound of marijuana. Also discovered during Friday’s raid were devices resembling detonators that are under evaluation by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to sheriff’s Lt. Brian Dotten.
Two men found at the 12-foot-by-25-foot shed were arrested. Christopher Conger, 32, of Umatilla is charged with seven criminal counts, and Jeremy Robertson, 29, of Ocala faces eight counts. The alleged offenses include possession of cocaine with intent to sell, grand theft of a firearm, using or displaying a firearm during a felony and wearing a bulletproof vest during certain crimes.