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Prosecutors: Coast Guard Officer Accused of Plotting Attack Looked for SCOTUS Addresses

The U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of planning a widespread terrorist attack on politicians and media personalities in the Washington area conducted Internet searches for the best gun to kill black people and the home addresses of two Supreme Court justices before going to firearms sales websites, prosecutors asserted in new court documents.

The fresh allegations come in a motion that government officials filed Tuesday as they prepare to argue that Lt. Christopher Hasson, 49, should remain in jail pending trial. Hasson is set to appear in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Thursday for a review of his detention status.

Hasson, of Silver Spring, Maryland, has been charged with drug and weapons offenses but no terrorism-related counts. He has entered a plea of not guilty.

Read more at Stars and Stripes

Coast Guard Lieutenant Planned Domestic Terror ‘on a Scale Rarely Seen,’ Prosecutors Say

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