Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies.

Those new allegations are contained in a court filing Tuesday in which prosecutors ask a magistrate judge to keep 49-year-old Christopher Hasson in custody pending trial on firearms and weapons charges.

The filing doesn’t name the two justices and two executives but says Hasson searched online for their home addresses in March 2018, within minutes before and after searching firearm sales websites.

Hasson is seeking his release from federal custody, noting prosecutors haven’t charged him with any terrorism-related offenses since his Feb. 15 arrest and subsequent indictment in Maryland.

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