Florida ‘Neo-Nazi’ Leader, Maryland Woman Arrested After Telling FBI Informant of Racially Motivated Plot to Attack Baltimore Power Grid


Sarah Beth Clendaniel

The Feds arrested a Florida-based ‘Neo-Nazi’ leader and a Maryland woman for plotting to attack 5 substations in Baltimore.

Sarah Beth Clendaniel, of Maryland, and Brandon Clint Russell, of Florida were arrested last week in what prosecutors have alleged was a racially motivated plot to attack substations in Baltimore.

The FBI told reporters on Monday they believe they thwarted a “real threat.”

“This planned attack threatened lives and would have left thousands of Marylanders in the cold and dark,” Erek Barron, US Attorney for the District of Maryland said in a statement. “We are united and committed to using every legal means necessary to disrupt violence, including hate-fueled attacks.”

“The threat posed by domestic violent extremists is evolving and persistent,” Special Agent in Charge Thomas Sobocinski, said. “The FBI will continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to identify and disrupt any potential threat to the safety of our citizens.”

Sarah Beth Clendaniel told an FBI informant about her plot last week and was swiftly arrested.

Fox News reported:

The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office officials in Baltimore announced they had arrested two individuals, a man and a woman, with extremist views who were allegedly attempting to attack the power grid in Maryland.

FBI officials told reporters they believe this was a “real threat” that had been thwarted.

Sarah Beth Clendaniel, 34, of Catonsville, Maryland, and Brandon Clint Russell, 27, of Orlando, Florida, are charged through a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to destroy an energy facility, Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski, of the FBI Baltimore Field Office, announced Monday.

The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office officials in Baltimore announced they had arrested two individuals, a man and a woman, with extremist views who were allegedly attempting to attack the power grid in Maryland.

FBI officials told reporters they believe this was a “real threat” that had been thwarted.

Sarah Beth Clendaniel, 34, of Catonsville, Maryland, and Brandon Clint Russell, 27, of Orlando, Florida, are charged through a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to destroy an energy facility, Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski, of the FBI Baltimore Field Office, announced Monday.

If they hit a number of them all in the same day, they “would completely destroy this whole city,” and that a “good four or five shots through the center of them … should make that happen,” Clendaniel allegedly said. She further added, “[i]t would probably permanently completely lay this city to waste if we could do that successfully.”

The affidavit reveals the two defendants were in separate prisons for past crimes and communicated online. In messages, Clendaniel allegedly referenced Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Hitler. She was in a Maryland prison for robbing convenience stores with a machete. Russell was in prison for holding bomb making materials.

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