Federal authorities are attempting to detect lone attackers who may be contemplating politically charged assaults similar to the recent murders of a Kansas abortion doctor and a Holocaust museum security guard, USA Today reports. The “Lone Wolf Initiative” was started shortly after President Obama’s inauguration, in part because of a rising level of hate speech and surging gun sales.
Finding lone offenders “will only be prevented by good intelligence, the seamless exchange of information among law enforcement at every level, and vigilant citizens reporting suspicious activity,” said Michael Heimbach,FBI assistant director for counterterrorism. The FBI is sharing information with the Secret Service. Agents from all 56 FBI field offices have been dispatched on a range of assignments,