From the New York Times:
Mr. Crawford, who the authorities say works for General Electric in Schenectady and lives in Galway, N.Y., believed the device would enable him to secretly poison people with lethal doses of radiation from a safe distance, the authorities said. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors charged Mr. Crawford, 49, and an engineer, Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, N.Y., whom the authorities described as a co-conspirator who works in industrial automation, with conspiring to provide support for the building of a weapon of mass destruction. The authorities say Mr. Crawford relied on Mr. Feight to design the weapon.
â€œFrom our investigation, the device â€” and there are a number of components that needed to be put together â€” would have been capable of emitting X-ray radiation that would have caused death,â€ a prosecutor, John Duncan, said in an interview.
Glad this one ended in arrests, with no one hurt. Read the full story at the TU.
(Photo Michael Connell/Flickr)