Plot to Kill: Coast Guard Officer Arrested as Domestic Terrorist
Coast Guard Officer Lt Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, was arrested on February 15 for planning to “murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country,” according to court documents. Hasson was assigned to the Coast Guard Acquisitions Office in Washington DC. He was scheduled for a detention hearing at 1 p.m. on February 21, when he was ordered held for another 14 days as prosecutors planned to add more charges.
Hasson served the the US Marine Corps and then the Army Reserve from 1988 to 1993.
Police found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his small Silver Spring, Maryland apartment. It was his writings in which he “dreamed” of killing every person that concerned authorities.
“I can’t just strike to wound I must find a way to deliver a blow that cannot be shaken off. Maybe many blows that will cause the needed turmoil.” Hasson
According to reports, Hasson planned to murder a long list of liberals- politicians and journalists- which he searched out online allegedly from his work computer. According to the request for detention:
“Those individuals included “JOEY” (who most likely is Joe Scarborough of MSNBC, based on the searches described above); “Chris hayes” (who presumably is Chris Hayes from MSNBC); “Sen blumen jew” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)); “pelosi” (who presumably is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)); “sen kaine” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)); “ari melber” (who presumably is Ari Melber from MSNBC); “shumer” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)); “don lemon” (who presumably is Don Lemon from CNN); “gillibran” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)); “poca warren” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)); “cortez” (who presumably is U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)); “booker” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)); “harris” (who presumably is U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)); “beto orourke” (who presumably is former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)); “maxine waters” (who presumably is U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (DCase 8:19-mj-00063-GLS Document 9 Filed 02/19/19 Page 11 of 15 – 12 – CA)); “sheila jackson” (who presumably is U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson (D-TX)); “iihan omar” (who presumably is U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN)); “chris cuomo” (who presumably is Chris Cuomo from CNN); “DSA” (which presumably is the political organization Democratic Socialists of America); “van jones” (who presumably is Van Jones from CNN); and “podesta” (who presumably is former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta).”
He also allegedly possessed a “clean kit” at his workplace. He had synthetic urine to hide any fluids from drug testing, which is a regular occurrence in his job. He allegedly was addicted to Tramadol, which he reportedly purchased from a person in Mexico. Authorities also found several bottles of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) at his residence.
The Navy Times reported:
Hasson conducted online searches for pro-Russian, neo-fascist and neo-Nazi literature between 2017 and 2019, and took inspiration from the manifesto of Anders Breivik, a far right-wing domestic terrorist who killed 77 people — mostly children — in two coordinated attacks in Norway in 2011, according to the filing.
Breivik’s manifesto provides “a blueprint for future single cell or ‘Lone Wolf’ terrorist operations,” the filing states…
…” In another letter allegedly drafted to a known American neo-Nazi leader a few months later, Hasson identified himself as a man who had been a white nationalist for more than three decades and advocated establishing a “white homeland” in the Pacific Northwest, according to the court filing.
The investigation is being conducted by the Coast Guard Investigative Service, the FBI, and US Attorney’s office in Maryland.