An Ohio teen allegedly shared a plan to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S with other White Supremacist/Trump supporters. He also wanted the group to be “‘operational’ on a fast-tracked timeline if President Donald Trump were to lose his re-election bid, the FBI alleges in an affidavit that was mistakenly unsealed.”
The Associated Press will not name the radicalized individuals involved in the alleged plot but the Ohio teen suggested that he and other HATRIOTS save up their money to buy a ranch “where they could participate in militant training.” He also shared a plan with a smaller group of radicalized youngsters, which he called, “Light’s Out.” According to the affidavit, “Light’s Out” would create a power outage by shooting rifle rounds into power stations in the southeastern U.S. in the summer of 2021.
Federal prosecutors in Ohio are taking the lead on the case. Jennifer Thornton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Ohio, said she couldn’t provide additional information because the investigation is ongoing, but “we want to emphasize that there is no imminent public safety threat related to this matter.”
The affidavit details an investigation into group members, who allegedly share white supremacist ideology. The document outlines how they communicated over encrypted messaging applications before three of them eventually met up in person. They also allegedly shared recommended reading on white supremacist literature, required a “uniform” to symbolize their commitment and talked about making weapons. The affidavit says the Ohio teen put Nazi flags in his room, but his mother told him to take them down.