A trio of right-wing extremists with military backgrounds have been busted for plotting riots at George Floyd protests in Las Vegas — part of a plan to overthrow the government, according to federal prosecutors.
Army reservist Andrew T. Lynam Jr., 23, former Navy man Stephen T. Parshall, 35, and former Air Force man William L. Loomis, 40, were being held on $1 million bond each on terrorism-related charges.
The trio were part of the “boogaloo” movement, “a term used by extremists to signify coming civil war and/or fall of civilization,” prosecutors said in a release.
They initially planned to hijack coronavirus lockdown rallies, with an armed Lynam telling an informant they “wanted to violently overthrow the United States government,” a criminal complaint says.
The group then focused on mass protests over Floyd’s death during his arrest in Minneapolis, saying they wanted to “incite chaos and possibly a riot,” the complaint says.
Loomis even bragged about plans to firebomb a power substation “to hopefully create civil unrest and rioting throughout Las Vegas,” the documents say.
They were arrested Saturday as they headed to a Black Lives Matter rally — armed with gas cans, fireworks and Molotov cocktails, the feds said.
Source: NY Post