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Anti-Abortion Extremist Waagner Faces Additional Charges

Clayton Lee Waagner, serving time in federal prison for firearms and theft charges and awaiting trial for domestic terrorism charges for mailing 550 anthrax hoax threats to abortion clinics nationwide, is facing additional firearms charges.

According to the Associated Press, last week Waagner was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a fugitive. Officials claim that Waagner committed these felonies while on the run from police during his 10-month flight from authorities after he escaped from an Illinois jail. Specifically, authorities say that Waagner was in possession of firearms on May 19, 2001, in Knoxville, TN, one of his many stops while on the lam.

Waagner was captured at a Kinko’s in Ohio in December 2001 after a Kinko’s employee recognized him from an FBI Most Wanted List. His arrest came after he had posted death threats to abortion doctors and clinic staff on the Army of God website and had mailed over 500 fake anthrax threats to reproductive health clinics across the country.

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Sources:

Associated Press 2/22/03; Feminist Majority Foundation