MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO DETONATE 1,000-POUND BOMB OUTSIDE OKLAHOMA BANK

Jerry Drake Varnell, 23 of Oklahoma was arrested by the FBI following his attempt to detonate a 1000 pound bomb outside an Oklahoma City Bank according to the Washington Post.

“Jerry Drake Varnell was arrested shortly after a Friday night attempt to detonate a fake bomb packed into what he believed was a stolen cargo van outside the bank in Oklahoma City, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
According to the complaint, over the course of a months-long undercover investigation by the FBI, Varnell made repeated statements about the extent of his hatred of the federal government.

Mr. Varnell was an adherent of the far-right “Three Percenter” ideology. Members of the “Three Percenter” travel publicly with firearms in shows of force.

In one conversation he said he believed in the “Three Percenter” ideology — a form of anti-government activism that pledges resistance against the United States government on the belief it has infringed on the Constitution, according to court papers.“

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