Rockland County man accused of planning Election Day suicide bombing in Washington, D.C.
Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Rockland County, was arrested Wednesday on federal charges of manufacturing an explosive device.
Rosenfeld, of Tappan, built a 200-pound bomb he was planning to explode in a suicide attack in theNational Mall in Washington D.C. on Election Day, officials said.
Officials said Rosenfeld wanted to draw attention an ideology called “sortition,” the political belief that the government should be selected by lottery rather than popular vote.
Rosenfeld was caught after he started communicating his intentions to a person in Pennsylvania in September. That person alerted authorities.