Doctor arrested in Ridgewood with bomb materials, weapons
By Travis Tormey posted in Weapons Offenses on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A 60-year old Ridgewood doctor was arrested in his home after being found in possession of a number of chemicals commonly used to make bombs and explosive devices. According to the Bergen Record article, the doctor was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury and unlawful possession of a destructive device, a largecapacity ammunition magazine and a stun gun, prosecutors said. His bail was set at $1 million dollars.
The doctor allegedly has ties to the Occupy Wall Street movement. He was arrested after a multi-agency investigation which included the FBI and the Bergen County bomb squad. The search of his home led to chemicals, assault rifles, and other weapons.
In October last year, the doctor was photographed by Bloomberg News for a feature on Occupy protesters. He is quoted saying, “I’m glad that at last the youth of America is able to stand on two feet and take a position that millions of people around the world have taken that they will not be intimidated by the capitalist free market paradigm and they will fight against gross inequality in distribution of income and assets.”
For additional information, please see the Bergen Record article entitled, “Bomb materials, weapons found in Ridgewood home”.