Investigators Find Manifesto, Bomb At Scene Of Jersey City Attack

Authorities said that an improvised explosive device and a manifesto of sorts were found at the Jersey City rampage.

Jersey City, NJ – Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told reporters on Wednesday that the shooters who killed four people in his city, including a police detective, had clearly targeted the kosher market where the rampage ended.

Investigators on Tuesday evening found a manifesto-style document in the stolen U-Haul van the suspects had driven to the JC Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive and Bayview Avenue, The New York Times reported.

Two officials told The New York Times that the document was short and “rambling” but did not provide any clear motive for the shooting spree.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told reporters that police also found an operable, live pipe bomb inside the U-Haul van, The New York Times reported.

“Following the event, the vehicle that the two individuals arrived to the location in was searched by our state police professionals forensically,” Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Gregory Ehrie explained.

“They did locate in that, amongst other items that I won’t be discussing, a pipe bomb improvised explosive device… it was examined, it’s down at the FBI laboratory right now,” Agent Ehrie continued. “It as a viable device, meaning it could be a device that would have exploded. It was again of a pipe bomb design – not complicated but sophisticated in a sense that time and effort went into creating it.”

Grewal identified 47-year-old David N. Anderson and 50-year-old Francine Graham as the suspects who fatally shot one police officer and three innocent civilians on Dec. 10.

Two more police officers were wounded, one in the shoulder and another in the torso, but both have already been treated and released from the hospital.

Anderson has been identified as a follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, a black supremacist hate group which believes that they are the descendants of a lost tribe of Israelites and that Jews are imposters.

Law enforcement sources said the extent of Anderson’s involvement in the hate group was still unclear.

Investigators found anti-Semitic and anti-police postings on Anderson’s social media and were working to determine if those had actually been posted by the shooter, WNBC reported.

The hate group previously made headlines after harassing students from Covington Catholic High School, when news media spread false reports that the students were the ones harassing a group of black people and Native American drummer Nathan Phillips.

The attorney general told reporters that authorities still did not have a definitive motive for the incident.

Police said it all began when Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, a 15-year veteran of the police force, was fatally shot during a homicide investigation after he approached the two suspects in the Bayview Cemetery.

Authorities said that Anderson and Graham were suspects in a homicide that took place in nearby Bayonne, and when they encountered Det. Seals, they opened fire, The New York Times reported.

The shooters – a man and a woman dressed entirely in black - fled the cemetery in a stolen U-Haul van.

Surveillance videos from security cameras on streets and businesses around the kosher market showed that the suspects arrived at about 12:20 p.m. and drove the stolen van up to the front of the JC Kosher Supermarket.

Anderson and Graham both got out of the van with high-powered rifles and opened fire into the business, The Washington Post reported.

NJ.com reported that nearby surveillance video showed the each carried one gun inside the store and from a perch inside, opened fire on anyone who got near the front of the store, including police and civilians.

The hours-long gun battle ended when Newark Police Department SWAT officers in an armored vehicle smashed through the front of the store, WNYW reported.

Police found five people dead inside the store, including Anderson and Graham.

The victims have been identified as 33-year-old Mindel Ferencz, who ran the store with her husband, 24-year-old Moshe Deutch, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn, and 49-year-old Miguel Douglas, The New York Times reported.

Investigators have determined that the three innocent civilians found dead inside the kosher supermarket were killed by the suspects and not by police gunfire.

“If not for the tremendous work of law enforcement, from the immediate response of the Jersey City Police Department, for the support from the state police and local and federal agencies, today we would be coming to terms with a much starker reality,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy told reporters, crediting the multi-agency response that coordinated for hours to neutralize the suspects.

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Black Jewish Terrorists!

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flybynight
flybynight

Former now thank God.

NomonK
NomonK

I have a problem with the idea that people stake a claim to being something they aren't. You addressed them as being "BLACK JEWISH TERRORIST" . Black Yes, Terrorist Yes, Jewish NO!. I'm not accusing YOU of making Faults Claims, Excaliber4 You stated only what they have claimed. but here is my reasoning. There are those that CLAIM to be Christian but aren't. There are those that claim to be a Woman but aren't. The sam applies to these Scumbags claiming to be Jewish. There are some very simple test that PROVE or DISPROVE the facts. A DNA test for the the FAKE WOMAN and Lifestyle test for those claiming to be Christian or Jewish. The Christian and Jewish claim can be proven/disproven by examining looking at their lifestyle. Are they living by the tenants of their particular faith?
They are no more JEWISH than I am a Black Woman!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Hey I'm just quoting what they claim to be! funny, because i stated in another post the even black Americans would respond with "Do what now?"

NomonK
NomonK

Oh! We think a lot alike and i know where your coming from on this and agree.

Njaz
Njaz

We all came from Adam & Eve- indicating we are of one human race. Surely 'the fall' has divided us - but, in the beginning it was not so. I wonder what bible this group reads. Surely, they're being lied to ( as Eve was)- we are living with that repercussion today. Terrorist build their ideology on hatred- God is not a God of hate, but love.

RPG156
RPG156

Technically, they don't claim to be "Jewish". Hebrew, yes. Isrealites, yes. They claim that the Jews are imposters and to be honest, these people are whackados.. Their brains are broken. They are more akin to the Sovereign Citizens that claim that many of the laws just don't apply to them and are regularly a pain in the ass of the police. And sometimes violently.

NomonK
NomonK

I agree totally. Thanks for clearing it up some more.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

There's a group calling themselves black panthers........doesn't make them panthers! These black Isrealits are the same group that was giving the high school kidca bunch of sh#t. Harrassing them in DC.When the native American got in front of one kid and beat on his drum kid didnt know what to,do, so,he stood there nerveously skilling and our,great cluless news kapers and reporter ripped this kids a$$ out? But know, hes susing them...all! Get em young man! God Speed!

NomonK
NomonK

You are absolutely correct in all accounts. These are Blacks but they are more Terrorist than Israelites. To me classify all in that group as many other groups "Scumbags ".

mauiisl
mauiisl

The governor credits, rightly, the work of state, local and fed. agencies.

He forgot to mention the powerfull, conclusive and indisputable efficacy of NJ's gun laws. I wonder why?

These scummy would-be arbiters of our existence understand that our fleecing can only be accomplished when we consent to their criminal intentions by becoming defenseless, dependent and totally vulnerable ... sheep.

As too many have already consented to. Idiots.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

There are lots of videos on youtube of the Black Hebrew Israelites on the streets of Newark. Gosh they seem like a weird racist cult. They preach that the White man's kingdom is going to fall, and the Black man's is going to rise. Can't we all just get along for mutual success?

There are plenty of videos where they are getting debated by a Black guy called G Man who is very well-versed in Bible scripture.

I did not see the perp in any of them.

I bet these nuts are going to have a hard time showing their faces in public for quite a while.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

The story sounds made up, details aren't lining up. However, if it's true it was Hebrew Israelites, what these two individuals did that's not connected to their religion was wrong, but understandable.

DR226
DR226

Usual suspects AGAIN!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I’m glad that congresswoman nailed it! White supremacists, I just knew it!!