According to a report on Breaking911, two women with alleged ties to a left-wing anarchist group have been charged for allegedly trying to sabotage rail lines in Washington State that could potentially lead to train derailments.
These are only allegations at this point and have not been proven in court.
According to the criminal complaint, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has been investigating the placement of shunts on the BNSF tracks since January 19, 2020. The shunt is comprised of wire and magnets that are stretched between the tracks, disrupting the systems that indicate a train is on the tracks. On ten occasions, shunts were placed in areas that disrupt the crossing guards where the tracks cross streets, so vehicles could have tried to cross the tracks unaware of the oncoming train. On the night of October 11, 2020, multiple shunts were placed in three different locations in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. The shunts triggered an automatic breaking system on a train that was transporting hazardous and combustible material. The emergency breaking then caused a portion of the train to decouple from the engine. Decoupling has the potential to cause a derailment—in this case—of tanker cars of flammable gas in a residential area.
Shortly after the first shunts were discovered in January, a claim of responsibility was published on an anarchist website.
Of course, we would also like to know the reason why they allegedly did this. Apparently, it’s Canada’s fault.
Breaking 911 continues:
“This claim of responsibility stated that the shunting activity was carried out in solidarity with Native American tribes in Canada seeking to prevent the construction of an oil pipeline across British Columbia, and with the express goal of disrupting BNSF operations and supplies for the pipeline,” says the complaint.
READ: 2 Leftist Women Arrested On Charges Of Terrorist Attack on a Railroad AND from the Justice Department Pair charged with interfering with safety on railroad tracks
Oh, and there is more. One of them allegedly worked for the Democrats. READ: Naturalist Accused of Terrorism After a ‘Shunt’ Was Placed on Train Tracks in Washington