FBI say two New Jersey terrorist had massive bomb that would have killed people 500 yards away
Federal law officials claim that the two terrorists responsible for an anti-Semitic shooting in Jersey City last month had constructed a massive bomb that could have killed a huge amount of people, up to 500 yards away if it had detonated.
“If it exploded in the right place it could have certainly injured or killed people up to five football fields away,” FBI Newark Special Agent Gregory Ehrie said.
“Ehrie and others mentioned the homemade bomb along with new details about the investigation into both the shooters and the incidents that led up to the pair opening fire inside a kosher supermarket in Jersey City on December 10. Both shooters … were living in that van. They surveilled the supermarket days before the attack and even drove past the location that day, officials said.”
Two attackers, who barricaded themselves in a kosher store in a Jewish center of Jersey and were killed after the long shootout with law enforcement.
“Anderson, 47, and Graham, 50, shot and killed Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals in a chance meeting in a cemetery Dec. 10, then drove to the market and killed Mindel Ferencz, 31, who owned the store with her husband; Moshe Deutsch, 24, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn who was shopping there; and store employee Douglas Miguel Rodriguez,” the AP reported. It’s not known for certain what prompted the confrontation between Seals and the shooters. Officials speculated that Seals, a 13-year veteran who was meeting someone about returning a car that had been impounded, may have stopped the U-Haul van Anderson and Graham were driving because it fit the description of a vehicle connected to the slaying of a livery car driver in Bayonne a few days earlier.”
The Associated Press noted that the two attackers had expressed hatred of Jews and of law enforcement in notes that were discovered and in social media posts.