Mark Einerwold was arrested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has been charged in connection with making bombs. When they raided his home they found multiple items related to the left-wing terrorist group Antifa, along with bombs and guns in his home.
Police were able to connect him to at least three burglaries in the area. Evidence found at the scene suggests he is anti-government and several items including a jacket points to a possible Antifa connection. His brother is now denying that his brother has any connection to Antifa. The truth on that will be found soon one way or the other.
If Einerwold is really a member of Antifa, the thought is frightening. If several of his devices were set off in the middle of a large crowd, the damage could be devastating.
Authorities also found bomb-making materials and chemicals, including aluminum nitrate and aluminum powder. A manifesto that suggested Einerwold was anti-government and a jacket that linked him to Antifa were additionally recovered from his home, Minnehaha County Sheriff Capt. Jason Gearman told the Argus Leader.
Einerwold is being charged in Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties in relation to a string of burglaries and the illegal possession of weapons, in addition to being charged with sale and transportation of a destructive device. He appeared in court Wednesday and is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond, the Argus Leader added.
Police also found multiple completed explosive devices, along with aluminum nitrate and aluminum powder, which are often used to make explosive devices, having no other use. Sitting alongside items related to Antifa, was other items indicating extreme hatred for law enforcement and government. Authorities did not further explain what those items are.
The mainstream media often ignored violence committed by Antifa, while condemning conservative activists who defend themselves against their violence.
Just last month, the pro-free speech group Patriot Prayer, held a rally in Portland, Oregon that quickly delved into violence after Antifa supporters began throwing explosives into the crowd. At that particular event, the right-wing fraternal organization Proud Boys defended supporters of Patriot Prayer, often being forced to engage in defensive violence. After the event, most mainstream media outlets decried the defensive actions of the Proud Boys, while ignoring Antifa’s violent actions.