Maryland Coast Guard officer in court for arraignment hearing for planning terror attack

Posted at 7:49 AM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 08:35:16-04

BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard officer from Maryland accused of planning a domestic terror attack is due in court on Monday.

Lieutenant Christopher Hasson will be arraigned on gun and drug charges. This comes after his arrest last month.

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Investigators found 15 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his apartment in Silver Spring. Hasson is charged with the possession of two-gun silencers and being a user of drugs who is in possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors said Hasson is a white nationalist inspired in part by the mass murderer Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway back in 2011.

Investigators said they found a hit list in Hasson’s apartment that included the names of some TV personalities and leaders in the Democratic Party.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Greenbelt at 2:00 p.m.