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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

One-time congressional candidate arrested by FBI after radioactive material purchase

The FBI arrested a former Wisconsin congressional candidate Wednesday night after he attempted to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance via the internet with the intention to kill an unnamed individual, according to the bureau.

Jeremy Ryan, who ran for Paul Ryan’s seat on the Republican ticket in 2018, was arrested in Black Earth, Wisconsin, while Milwaukee FBI agents searched his Madison home. If convicted, he could serve a lifetime sentence.

According to his campaign website, Ryan believes in cannabis, free markets and government accountability. Ryan gained notoriety during the 2011 Act 10 protests, where he rode a Segway around the Capitol. Since then, he has been active in several other political causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

This is not the first time Ryan has been arrested either. He’s faced several charges for disorderly conduct and drug possession.

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