Federal agents foil terror plot planned for election day in D.C.

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:22 AM PT — Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018

The home of Paul Rosenfeld is shown Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Tappan, N.Y. The FBI raided Rosenfeld’s home Tuesday and found a functional bomb in his basement that consisted of black powder inside a plywood box, according to a criminal complaint. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Authorities in New York foiled a terror plot allegedly planned for election day.

On Wednesday, federal agents announced Paul Rosenfield had been taken into custody for allegedly planning to detonate a suicide bomb on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

According to authorities, the 56-year-old created the bomb in his basement with materials purchased online.

During the FBI’s investigation, they found a functional explosive device weighing more than 200 pounds.

Rosenfeld now faces multiple charges, including unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device.