Oakland Police Stop Suspected Right-Wing Terrorist Who Was “Angry At Left-Wing Politicians”
A heavily armed man wearing a bullet-proof vest opened fire on police on the I-580 freeway after being pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. Byron Williams, 45, was angry at “Left-wing politicians,” according to his mother.
Williams watched the news on television and was upset by “the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items,” his mother said.
The California Highway Patrol said they found evidence that Williams was planning some type of terrorist attack on the public.
Police and CHP officers had been investigating the scene for more than ten hours Sunday when they discovered possible explosive devices in the truck. After officers cleared the scene, a bomb squad was called in.
After taking x-rays of the suspicious package, the squad send a robot to pull everything out of the truck and detonate most of the items. None of the car’s contents were found to be explosive.
Later, investigators used the robot to remove a white, three-ring binder with “California” written on the cover. What was inside the notebook has yet to be fully released, but was described as a list.
“In a very real sense, he may have been going to a location where there were a lot of people that he was going to inflict serious bodily injury and or death,” said CHP Spokesman Sam Morgan. “But fortunately, our officers intercepted him.”
Williams, an ex-felon, was shot several times, but survived because he was wearing body armor. No members of the CHP were seriously injured, despite more than 60 rounds being fired during the freeway shootout.Click here for reuse options!
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