The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that police identified individuals arrested in connection with the terrorist attack on the Minneapolis protesters as:
• Nathan Gustavsson, 21, from Hermantown, MN (aka “ArcticFox”)
• Allen Lawrence “Lance” Scarsella, 23, from Lakeville, MN, lives in St. Paul, MN (aka “Black Powder Ranger”)
• Daniel Thomas Macey, 26, from Pine City, MN
• Joseph Martin Backman, 27, of Minneapolis
The announcement of the fourth arrest of Joseph Martin Backman came on Wednesday afternoon. He has also been charged with assault. FOX 9 news reports that “Police are working in conjunction with the FBI and are not seeking any more suspects.”
They remain jailed on probable cause for assault. The current schedule for filing charges against them is on Monday, November 30 at 12 noon.
Raw Story reports that “[a]uthorities arrested 23-year-old Allen ‘Lance’ Scarsella following a brief SWAT standoff Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington (as shown in this video), and two other suspects, 21-year-old Nathan Gustavsson and 26-year-old Daniel Macey, later turned themselves in.” Raw Story also provides the initial distribution of the photographs of Allen Lawrence “Lance” Scarsella and Nathan Gustavsson.
FOX 9 News also reports that “[w]hen raiding Scarsella’s residence, investigators looked for photos, phones, recording devices, weapons as well as “evidence of hate crimes or white supremacy paraphernalia.” Allen Lawrence “Lance” Scarsella was also apparently a classmate with a Mankato police officer, Officer Levin, who Scarsella confessed his involvement in the terrorist attack.
Raw Story reports Nathan”Gustavsson’s Facebook profile picture shows him wearing a Belgian army jacket and holding a rifle, and Macey’s Facebook page has not been verified. The Duluth News Tribune reports that Gustavsson has a criminal record.
But Allen ‘Lance’ Scarsella’s Facebook photo shows a mole above his eyebrow that suggests he is the passenger who calls himself Black Powder Ranger in the video. Scarella’s cover photo shows ‘Bonnie Blue’ Confederate flag, captioned, ‘This isn’t the somalian flag, (by the way).’ He lists among his ‘like’ several gun shops and pro-gun groups associated with the III Percent militia movement, as well as the OAF Nation military veterans militia group.”
Based on our research, it appears that Daniel Macey, of Pine City, MN, attends Pine Technical and Community College. If we confirm this, we have additional information.
A number of the members appeared to have met on the 4chan board on the /k/ board, which is the “weapons” discussion group.
Hennepin County records show that Allen ‘Lance’ Scarsella (Booking Number 2015030565) is currently being held without bail at Hennepin County jail on an assault charge.
Hennepin County records show that Nathan Wayne Gustavsson (Booking Number 2015030563) is currently being held without bail at Hennepin County jail on an assault charge.
Hennepin County records show that Daniel Thomas Macey (Booking Number 2015030564) is currently being held without bail at Hennepin County jail on an assault charge.
Hennepin County records show that Joseph Martin Backman (Booking Number 2015030569) is currently being held without bail at Hennepin County jail on an assault charge.
As has been posted in a Twitter video, Nathan Gustavsson is seen shooting an automatic weapon in a video.
It appears a fourth man, also in the earlier videos reported, was released because of an alibi for his whereabouts at the time of the November 23, 2015 shooting.
In addition to the apparent support by arrested Allen Lawrence “Lance” Scarsella for racist Confederate symbols, the men have a strong association with U.S. military individuals, including individuals in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as officers in the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his arrest, Mr. Scarsella’s U.S. military friends have not “unfriended” him on Facebook.
Nathan Gustavsson’s friends and associates also have a heavy involvement in the U.S. Military, gun enthusiasts posing for photographs with their guns, gun shops, as well as supporters of the Tea Party Patriots group.
It should be DEEPLY TROUBLING to Americans to see individuals associated with the military (see also the Star-Tribune report on released individual bearing similarity to “SaigaMarine” terror suspect) with GUNS to terrorize African-Americans.
R.E.A.L. passionately urges all those in the U.S. Military with connections to the men arrested for shooting African-Americans during their legal protest for public rights, to renounce such “friendships” as being unworthy of those who swore to defend the Constitution of the United States of America — as we have seen consistently from our U.S. Military.
As always, any individuals not convicted, but charged with crimes are always to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) stands in support of our universal human rights for all, and we stand in defiance against those, including terrorist and hate groups, which seek to attack such universal human rights, dignity, and security for all.