Coast Guard Lt. Will Remain In Federal Custody

He was arrested last week for weapons & gun charges.  .


Greenbelt, Md (AP)  A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a white supremacist who stockpiled guns and compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats will remain detained in federal custody after his arrest.

Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Day ordered 49-year-old Christopher Paul Hasson held Thursday but said he might be willing to reconsider later if the government hasn’t charged him with more serious crimes in the next two weeks.

Hasson was arrested Friday on gun and drug charges, but prosecutors say those offenses are the “proverbial tip of the iceberg.”

In a court filing, prosecutors say Hasson has espoused extremist views for years and drafted an email in which he said he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth.”

Prosecutors say federal agents found 15 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition inside Hasson’s Maryland apartment.


By The Associated Press