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Coast Guard Officer Accused of Terrorist Plot Targeting Media, Lawmakers
20 Feb 2019
Military.com | By Hope Hodge Seck and Patricia Kime

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/20/coast-guard-officer-accused-terrorist-plot-targeting-media-lawmakers.html

A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, and is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court.

Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and possession of Tramadol, a Schedule IV pain medication.

The documents were first unearthed by Seamus Hughes of The Program on Extremism at George Washington University, and shared with Military.com.

A motion for detention pending trial, filed by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, paints a much more menacing portrait of Hasson's crimes and planned crimes.

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