FBI foils plot to kill US President Obama with X-ray weapon

Washington, ANI | Updated : 20 June 2013, 07:10 PM

The FBI has reportedly foiled a plot to kill US president Barack Obama with a deadly X-ray weapon. The X-ray system was designed to emit deadly amounts of radiation and could be detonated remotely, ABC News reports. 

According to the report, Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight constructed the weapon of mass destruction to kill Obama and blamed him for the Boston bombings. Crawford blamed 'Obama's policies' for the Boston attacks and said that Obama directed the government to bring Muslims in US without background checks.

FBI described Crawford as member of the Ku Klux Klan and had named his design as 'Hiroshima on a light switch'. 

According to the report, the FBI had launched an investigation to Crawford last spring when he had allegedly entered a synagogue and enquired for a technology that could kill 'Israel's enemies while they slept'. 

The plot was eventually foiled when Crawford and Freight decided to meet at GE to connect the final components of the device but was arrested by the FBI. 

Jim Healy, communications director for GE Power and Water said that the company had no reason to believe that the crime took place on GE property but are fully cooperating with the authorities in investigation.

Crawford and Freight have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists through the use of weapon of mass destruction. 

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said that people must remain vigilant to detect and stop potential terrorists, the report added. 

First Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 07:08 PM
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