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Two Americans accused of "racially-motivated" plot to attack US local power grid

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- Two people could face up to 20 years in prison after they were accused of planning a "racially-motivated" attack on local power grid facilities, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.
Sarah Beth Clendaniel, 34, of Maryland, and Brandon Clint Russell, 27, of Florida, were accused of "conspiracy to destroy an energy facility," and will appear before court in a Baltimore court.
"Driven by their ideology of racially-motivated hatred, the defendants allegedly schemed to attack local power grid facilities," Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen was quoted as saying.
The FBI, including its Joint Terrorism Task Force, is investigating the case alongside police departments in Maryland and Baltimore. (end) asj.sd