A sinister and blood chilling plot was revealed when a Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested for drug and gun charges
According to a court filing from the U.S. District Court in Maryland, Christopher Hasson was planning to commit domestic terrorism. It’s revealed that Hasson was making preparations that included composing a list of potential targets, amassing a cache of firearms and making contact with white supremacists.
A motion to persuade the court to detain Hasson before his trial opened direly with, “The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”
The motion was successful and Hasson was apprehended on charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances. He was also charged with “simple possession” of an opioid, yet prosecutors warn that these charges “are the proverbial tip of the iceberg.” They further claim, “The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct.”
Hasson has been an acquisitions officer for Coast Guard’s D.C. headquarters starting in June 2016. While this particular position didn’t offer any sort of weapon training, Hasson also served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1993 with an additional two years of active duty with the Army National Guard.
In a raid on Hasson home, numerous incriminating and unnerving supplies were found. 15 guns along with more than 1,000 rounds of assorted ammo were confiscated.
30 bottles labeled “HGH” were also discovered. The bottles are suspected of containing Human Growth Hormone and Hasson is believed to have intended to use the drugs to increase his capacity for murder.
Hasson took his twisted inspiration from Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto. The Norwegian terrorist was responsible for the deaths of 77 people in two attacks that took place in 2011. The document encourages “a prospective assailant to amass appropriate firearms, food, disguises, and survival supplies.”
Hasson now awaits trial. His appointed federal public defender for the District of Maryland, has not been available for comment.