(UnitedVoice.com) – Patrick Wood Crusius entered an El Paso, Texas, Walmart in 2019 and murdered 23 people. The white supremacist killer, who later received 90 life sentences, left behind a manifesto where he ranted about immigrants. He said he targeted El Paso because it was a border town. Nearly five years later, federal law enforcement officers allegedly stopped a similar massacre.
On February 5, federal agents arrested 55-year-old Paul Faye Sr. of Cunningham, Tennessee. According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, the suspect was allegedly engaged in conversations with an undercover FBI agent for months about a plan to go to the Southern border and target immigrants and federal agents.
Faye is accused of illegally transferring a silencer to the undercover agent as they made plans to travel to the border to carry out the massacre. Law enforcement searched his property after taking him into custody and found a number of weapons. He had a Springfield XD pistol, a short-barreled shotgun, another silencer, explosive targets that could be converted into improvised explosive devices, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, multiple jars of Tannerite, and a patch for a militia.
The criminal complaint against Faye states that the undercover agent was introduced to the suspect on TikTok in March 2023. The following month, the first agent and two others met with Faye and his two sons. During the meeting, the suspect asked the agents if they were agents. When he was satisfied they weren’t, he allegedly told them he thought the government was going to attack American citizens and believed it was training illegal aliens to help.
Several months later, in December 2023, Faye reportedly told the first agent that he was going to coordinate with militia groups in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, to attack the border.
The suspect’s son, 30-year-old Joseph Faye, told NBC News that his dad is “not a terrorist.” He said his dad “talks a big a game, but it’s all lies.”
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