Trans Person With Antifa Ties Charged With Bombing

Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert | Image by Andy Ngo/Twitter

A transgender person with ties to Antifa was arrested and charged Wednesday for allegedly detonating a bomb outside the Alabama attorney general’s office in Montgomery.

The Department of Justice charged Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert with “malicious use of an explosive and possession of an unregistered destructive device.” Calvert allegedly detonated the explosive device on February 24 at approximately 3:42 a.m. There were no injuries or major damage.

Calvert identifies as a transgender nonbinary person on social media, the Post Millenial reported.

“That device had the characteristics of an [improvised explosive device], and Calvert added a substantial number of nails and other shrapnel to increase its destructive capability,” according to a memo written by a U.S. attorney’s office.

The memo alleged that Calvert placed stickers “advocating for various political ideologies” on state buildings just before detonating the bomb. These stickers included pro-Antifa, anti-police, and anti-ICE messages.

The DOJ said Calvert faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted. A federal district court judge will decide the case. The case was unsealed on Wednesday. 

“The FBI worked closely with our law enforcement partners to run down every lead and leverage our forensic capabilities to identify and arrest the person who is allegedly responsible for detonating this dangerous device,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said. “This explosion was very unsettling to the community, and we hope today’s arrest provides reassurance that the FBI will investigate those who target public institutions and will hold them accountable for such illegal acts.”

Transgender people commit a disproportionate number of mass shootings, according to a recent study by the Crime Prevention Research Center, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

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