Man planned to detonate 200-pound bomb on Election Day

New Yorker arrested for building bomb to blow himself up in DC on Election Day

A NY man is under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow himself up on the National Mall on election day.

Court documents say Rosenfeld admitted to building a bomb in his basement with explosive black powder ordered over the Internet.

Rosenfeld told investigators that the objective of the dramatic suicide he planned was to draw attention to his belief in "sortition", it said.

Rosenfeld told law enforcement that he had previously constructed a smaller device and had conducted test detonations.

Rosenfeld allegedly told agents during an interview that he had purchased large amounts of the explosive substance, black powder, online, which he picked up and transported from New Jersey to his home in NY, the release said.

Prosecutors said Rosenfeld's aim was to kill himself with the bomb and draw attention to a political system known from ancient Greece called sortition, in which public officials are chosen by a lottery rather than elected.

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On Wednesday, FBI agents continued searching a home just north of New York City, where they discovered the device.

Rosenfeld was pulled over while driving, and in an interview with law enforcement agents, he admitted to purchasing black powder online, transporting it to his house in NY from New Jersey and constructing an explosive device in his basement, the news release said.

FBI Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney said that "Rosenfeld's alleged plot could have claimed the lives of innocent bystanders and caused untold destruction".

Rosenfeld was charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY with one count of unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and one count of interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive.

Letters and text messages that Rosenfeld allegedly sent to the Pennsylvania tipster detailed his plot, authorities said in a criminal complaint. "Fortunately, his plans were thwarted by the quick action of a concerned citizen and the diligent work of a host of our law enforcement partners and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force".

He appeared before a magistrate at a federal courthouse in White Plains, New York, on Wednesday afternoon.

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