An alleged militant of the terrorist organization Antifa was arrested in Florida on January 6th for having a pipe bomb in his possession. Garrett Smith, 22, was wearing a black bloc(Antifa’s signature attire) and acting very suspicious outside a conservative rally that was located outside Pinellas County Courthouse.
Police spotted Smith running away from the rally, causing officers to approach Smith and resulting in a foot chase. Smith never got the chance to detonate the homemade bombs. After his arrest, police searched his parent’s home where Smith resides and found more homemade bombs with a “direct action checklist”. Read more
A man in black bloc behaving suspiciously near a right-wing rally outside the Pinellas Courthouse in FL was apprehended by deputies. Garrett Smith was found w/a pipe bomb & #Antifa propaganda. He had recently returned from Portland. A search of his home revealed more explosives. pic.twitter.com/bUDxGBRQ0G— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 8, 2022