The FBI arrested a militia sniper who it said was planning to attack people on the southern border
The FBI charged Paul Fay Sr. with trying to sell an unregistered AK-47 stabilizer.
The FBI says Fay admitted wanting to launch an attack on the southern border.
Faye’s “war room” contained multiple firearms, such as an AR-15 and a shotgun.
A militia sniper was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and accused of trying to sell an undercover agent an unregistered suppressor for an AK-47 rifle.
But there’s more – the FBI says Paul Fay Sr. possessed multiple weapons and explosives and was planning a violent attack on people on the southern border.
Fay was charged with possession of an unregistered silencer under the National Firearms Act, per A Criminal complaint It was submitted on February 2.
According to the criminal complaint, an undercover FBI agent contacted Faye via TikTok, after which the pair exchanged phone numbers.
Fay then told three undercover agents during a meeting in April that he believed the federal government was intentionally letting in illegal immigrants because it would benefit authorities, according to the document.
When an agent met Fay in December, Fay said he was coordinating with militia groups from Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Fay then told the agent that he planned to transport explosives to the border, adding that he wanted to “stir up a hornet’s nest” and cause a “domino effect.”
“I will be the first to arrive at the scene and the last to leave,” Fay said during the meeting, adding that he would work as a sniper on the border.
“I’m going to be on top of that roof over there, knocking anyone out,” Faye told the agent, according to the complaint.
In January, two undercover agents visited Fay’s home, where Fay showed off his arsenal of weapons. According to the criminal complaint, Faye’s “war room” was equipped with numerous firearms, including a Creedmoor rifle, several AR-15 rifles, and a shotgun.
Unorganized groups have emerged in response to what some believe is a dire crisis along the southern border, coalescing around the issue of pushing back migrants from the United States.
In January, BI’s Alia Shoaib It was reported that a convoy calling itself “God’s Army” was gathering followers to stop migrants at the border. The group has More than 4,600 followers on Telegram As of press time.
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