South Dakota police bust Antifa member with arsenal, bomb-making materials, manifesto

South Dakota police bust Antifa member with arsenal, bomb-making materials, manifesto
Mark Christopher Einerwold (Image via Twitter)

Despite stories like this one, which give the impression that all Antifa and resistance members are losers and, therefore, harmless, some anarchists need to be taken seriously. One who fits that description is 43-year-old Mark Christopher Einerwold, who was arrested last week on burglary charges by police in Sioux City, Falls, S.D.

What police found while searching Einerwold’s apartment and car is no laughing matter. According to station KELO, authorities turned up an improvised explosive device, a quantity of ammonium nitrate and aluminum which when mixed together form of a volatile explosive powder, a cache of illegal firearms (among them a pistol, a sawed-off shotgun, and a silencer), a jacket with the word “Antifa” on it, and “indications of extreme hatred for the police, fire and the government.”

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“Pretty safe to say that we stopped something from happening,” Captain Jason Gearman with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Department is quoted as saying.

According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, a local paper, Einerwold is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond with a condition of no weapons. He has been charged with one count of third-degree burglary, one county of felony intentional damage to property, two counts of possession of a controlled weapon, and the sale and transportation of a destructive device.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.