Man with links to ‘boogaloo’ movement indicted in Texas

2 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Friday, June 12 2020 Jun 12, 2020 June 12, 2020 5:21 PM June 12, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A 36-year-old man with apparent ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists has been indicted in Texas on charges including attempted capital murder of a peace officer. Aaron Swenson was arrested in April in Texarkana, Texas, and accused of threatening to ambush and kill a police officer in a Facebook Live video. Police say he was wearing a ballistic vest when officers took him into custody. They found two loaded pistols and a shotgun in his car. According to police and the Tech Transparency Project, a Facebook profile belonging to Swenson includes references to the “boogaloo” movement, a network of gun enthusiasts who support overthrowing the U.S. government.

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