Source: News and Observer
One of the men who participated in anti-government demonstrations earlier this year has been arrested for trying to sell weapons to Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group. Benjamin Teeter, a Hampstead, NC native, was arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the group, the News and Observer reports.
“Michael Solomon and Benjamin Teeter proclaim themselves to be members of the Boogaloo Bois, a group that espouses a violent ideology and an objective to overthrow the government,” said U.S. Attorney Erica H. MacDonald in a statement.
According to documents, Teeter and Solomon attempted to sell gun parts to Hamas and wanted to be “mercenaries” to earn money for their movement. The person whom they thought was with Hamas actually was a federal agent.
Solomon, the other man arrested, is from Minnesota. He was quoted saying that he wanted to “take down” twenty senators, according to the News and Observer.