Eco-Terrorist Captured in Washington After 11 Years on the Run
PORTLAND – August 13, 2018
Portland police has captured and eco-terrorist, who had been on a run since 1997, local media reports.
Prosecutors say Joseph Mahmoud Dibee's alleged misdeeds are linked to the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.
The accusations against Dibee — an American citizen from Seattle, Washington — include conspiracy to commit arson to destroy an energy facility, arson of a government building, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of a destructive device in furtherance of a violent crime.
On July 21, 1997, Dibee and several co-conspirators set fire to the Cavel West meatpacking plant in Redmond, Oregon, according to court documents. Dibee carried the timing devices for an explosive soup of glycerine soap, gasoline and diesel fuel mixed in a blender.