NY man’s family relieved feds stopped bomb plot
The father of the Tappan, New York, man accused of threatening to blow himself up in Washington, D.C., said Thursday that the family is relieved federal agents prevented his son from hurting anyone.
Peter Rosenfeld’s son, Paul, is accused of making a 200-pound bomb and planning to detonate it on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.
Paul Rosenfeld’s politics involve a concept called sortition, which refers to the random selection of people to fill political positions, according to the Sortition Foundation.
William Sweeney Jr., the assistant director of the FBI’s New York field office, said Paul Rosenfeld intended to “detonate a large explosive to kill himself and draw attention to his radical beliefs.”