Homeland Security Says Domestic Extremism Doubled In 2022, Point To Lakewood and Jackson Attacks

As part of its annual Threat Assessment, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness analysts have mapped out 27 domestic extremist attacks, disrupted plots and threats of violence by 32 U.S.-based individuals associated with anti-government, racially motivated, religious and single-issue groups and ideologies in 2022.

The number of incidents nearly doubled the amount reported in 2021.

Domestic extremists operate individually or coordinate with like-minded individuals online or in-person to engage in violence or intimidation using a wide variety of attack methods to target civilians, government officials and public- or private-sector institutions around the nation.

Authorities arrested eight individuals in the tri-state area, including Dion Marsh of Lakewood, New Jersey, in April 2022, for attacking four members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Lakewood and Jackson, New Jersey.

View NJOHSP’s map of Domestic Extremist Incidents in 2022.

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