Daniel Patrick Boyd and the Triangle Terror Group, Part 3
January 3, 2013
It’s a case that shows the FBI’s resolve to protect the United States from a terrorist attack.
Mollie Halpern: It’s a case that shows the FBI’s resolve to protect the United States from a terrorist attack.
I’m Mollie Halpern and this is Gotcha, the FBI’s closed case of the week.
The FBI and its law enforcement partners opened a case on Daniel Patrick Boyd, two of his sons, and their co-conspirators because of their plans to wage jihad on Americans here and abroad—including members of the U.S. military. Boyd, a North Carolina man, was the leader of the so-called Triangle Terror Group. Special Agent Paul Minella says they shared a radical ideology.
Paul Minella: Spoke about committing jihad…
Halpern: Investigators tracked the men across the U.S. and six foreign countries. Sources, surveillance, and FBI profilers were used in the investigation.
Minella: It was truly an effort that spanned the entire scope of what the FBI can bring to bear on a case.
Halpern: After months of planning, the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team arrested Boyd and his co-conspirators in 2009. Boyd was sentenced for terrorism violations to 18 years in prison.