D.C. Police Chief Tom Downey spoke with reporters about the failed terror plot.
“We have arrested five members of an ISIS terror cell, who we believe were planning to run a convoy of passenger cars into the White House,” Downey said. “At this time we don’t know what type of explosives the terrorists were planning to put in the train, but we’re assuming it was an extremely large and deadly amount.”
At the apartment of the ISIS terror cell’s headquarters, police found detailed architectural drawings that showed plans for the construction of a train track which led from Lafayette Square directly to the front doors of the White House. A full ten car passenger train was also confiscated in the raid.
Paul Horner, a White House terror adviser, told CBS News about details of the train that was found in possession of the suspects.
“The train we seized weighed over 11,000 tons and had enough room to store a military’s base worth of ammunition, weapons, bombs and even weapons of mass destruction. We also found a helicopter landing pad on top of one of the cars which was capable of carrying up to 10 more members of ISIS.”
Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a group that gives out new socks to the homeless, witnessed the arrest of the five men.
“I don’t think these men had anything to do with anything,” Bradley said. “I heard the FBI questioning one of them about his Archer t-shirt because it had their ‘ISIS’ logo on it, pretty strange. I think I’ll continue not being afraid.”
“A terrorist attack, like the one foiled today, could happen again at any time now,” Dennis Roberts, a spokesman for Homeland Security told Fox News. “In this day of age, it is imperative to fear for your life at all times. If you plan to stay alive, it is now more important than ever not to trust anyone and keep watching the news for the latest terror updates. We also advice everyone to keep your doors locked, stay indoors and to only leave your residence for church, work and to consume.”
The names of the suspects in today’s White House train terror plot have not yet been released.