White supremacists discussed using the coronavirus as a bioweapon by "leaving saliva on door handles", report suggests

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  • Federal investigators have learned that white supremacists discussed plans to use the coronavirus as a bioweapon, Yahoo News reported, citing a weekly intelligence brief from a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • "White Racially Motivated Violent Extremists have recently commented on the coronavirus stating that it is an 'OBLIGATION' to spread it should any of them contract the virus," the document said.
  • White supremacists suggested targeting law enforcement and "nonwhite" people in particular.
  • They floated options like leaving "saliva on door handles" at local FBI offices, spitting on elevator buttons, spreading the virus in "nonwhite neighborhoods," and being in public with their perceived enemies.

 
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