Hartford: Blunted Machetes

Blunted Machetes

Police sharpshooters patrolled rooftops as 13 suspected members of the Macheteros, a Puerto Rican terrorist group, were brought to the U.S. District Court in Hartford last week on charges of robbing $7 million from a Connecticut Wells Fargo depot in 1983. The precaution was prompted by the violent history of the group. In Puerto Rico, the Macheteros (machete wielders) blew up nine aircraft in 1981, and authorities say they staged a 1979 attack on a U.S. Navy bus that killed two sailors. %

More than 200 FBI agents were involved in raids on the group in Puerto Rico and Boston just...

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