FBI sting nails Oklahoma bomb plotter

FBI sting nails Oklahoma bomb plotter
Jerry Drake Varnell. (Mugshot: Oklahoma Dept of Corrections)

[Ed. – This is one of those situations where law enforcement became aware of someone who wanted to commit a terror bombing, and the FBI moved in to string him along with undercover “assistance” until he could be caught committing the crime.  Looks like this bozo bought it hook, line, and sinker.]

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Jerry Drake Varnell, 23 was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at BancFirst, 101 N. Broadway, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

“He wanted to replicate the Oklahoma City bomb,” FBI assistant special agent in charge Raul Bujanda said Monday during a news conference. …

According to the complaint, Varnell took a series of actions to advance his plot. He identified BancFirst as the target, prepared a statement to be posted on social media after the explosion, helped assemble the device, helped load it into what he believed was a stolen van, drove the van by himself from El Reno to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City, and dialed a number on a cellular telephone that he believed would trigger the explosion.

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