Man Arrested on Suspicion of Plot to Bomb Abortion Facilities

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 12, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Plot to Bomb Abortion Facilities

by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 12, 2003

Miami Beach, FL ( — A Florida man has been arrested by federal agents on suspicion of planning to bomb abortion facilities across the United States

The FBI said Stephen John Jordi came "perilously close to carrying out his plans."

U.S. Attorney Marcos Jimenez told the Associated Press that Jordi was in the final stages of plotting attacks on both Miami-area abortion facilities and others across the country.

Jordi was arrested Tuesday and charged with solicitation to commit a crime of violence, distribution of information relating to making and using explosives for arson, and possession of an unregistered firearm or destructive device.

FBI agents arranged a meeting on a boat with Jordi said a spokesman and Coast Guard agents arrested him half an hour later after he jumped overboard.

Jordi admired Paul Hill, who was arrested after killing an abortion practitioner and an escort outside a Pensacola abortion facility. He is a former security guard and Army Ranger.

He appeared in federal court on Wednesday.

Jordi’s brother, Michael Jordi of Bridgeport, Alabama said he alerted federal officials of Jordi’s plan after he learned of it.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force had been investigating Jordi since August.