Two New York attorneys are now facing federal charges after attacking a New York City Police Department cruiser with a Molotov cocktail, according to the Daily Caller.
The culprits are Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, both in their early 30s. Mattis had graduated from Princeton University and worked for the corporate law firm Pryor Cashman, while Rahman graduated from the Fordham University School of Law.
The charges maintain that Rahman was the one who threw a bottle of gasoline through the broken window of the police vehicle, although it failed to detonate. The two then sped away in a van that contained additional ingredients for making Molotov cocktails. They were eventually stopped by the police and taken into custody when the bomb-making materials were discovered.
The arrests and charges are indicative of the possible new approach to far-left domestic terrorism, in the wake of President Trump declaring that the Anarcho-Communist group Antifa will be designated as a terrorist organization. Attorney General William Barr released a statement confirming that all 56 offices of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force will be utilized to identify and arrest Antifa leaders and affiliates.