Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they had charged an alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan who worked as an industrial mechanic for General Electric Co. with designing a remote-controlled, truck-mounted device that could silently beam letahal doses of radiation at human targets, according to the Albany Times Union.
Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, was accused of developing the mobile device and attempting to sell it to Jewish groups and then to a southern branch of the KKK. A second suspect was also arrested Tuesday. The charging document was unsealed Wednesday.
The investigation, the Times Union reported, citing the document, was first opened in April 2012 when Crawford allegedly went into an Albany synagogue and "asked to speak with a person who might be willing to help him with a type of technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies, specifically, by killing Israel's enemies while they slept."
Crawford and the second suspect, Eric Feight, 54, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, including use of a weapon of mass destruction.
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