Federal agents arrested a Connecticut woman who claimed to have constructed napalm bombs and was threatening to carry out a mass shooting at a community college in New Haven, authorities said.
Amanda Bowden, 19, was taken into custody and accused of threatening to go on a Newtown-style killing spree at Gateway Community College, NBC reported. The reference is to the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, during which 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults, before committing suicide.
“As alleged, this defendant made a series of threats that described in great detail her intention to carry out a suicidal mass murder at a community college in New Havem” said U.S. Attorney David Fein, in the NBC report.
Federal Bureau of Investigations agents arrested her Tuesday, based on several threats Ms. Bowden allegedly made by text messages sent between Feb. 4 and Feb. 16, and by a conversation she allegedly had with an undercover police officer, NBC reported.
She allegedly discussed her plans to kill and to bomb the school, NBC reported. Ms. Bowden allegedly claimed she had guns and two napalm-based bombs she made, all stored at her East Haven home, according to Mr. Fein, as reported by NBC.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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