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Feds: Man Planned To Blow Self Up With 200 Pound Bomb in DC On Election Day

A Rockland County man is charged with planning an Election Day suicide bombing in Washington, D.C.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Paul Rosenfeld was going to kill himself on the National Mall in Washington to draw attention to a political ideology referred to as sortition, which is essentially selecting political leaders at random.

Investigators say Rosenfeld, 56, lives on Slocum Avenue in Tappan. The quiet, dead-end street was blocked off by police as federal authorities collected bags of evidence Wednesday afternoon. The FBI was also seen investigating, walking into the basement of the home, where officials say Rosenfeld was constructing a bomb and had trigger systems for explosive devices.