A Florida sewage plant was recently attacked by a former city employee that was fired in 2011. The attacker, Douglas Ellington, drove his car through the sewage plant and set on fire.
Ellington, who was arrested, was on the radar of City Hall security since his firing and has sent multiple emails which were forwarded to the police. While he was on the radar of City Hall, there was no indication that he would attack the sewage facility.
Earlier this year, the Sun-Sentinel reported on Ellington's differences with City Hall and West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio:
Ellington told city commissioners at a Feb. 1 meeting his grandfather had likely been killed as a result of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment on African-Americans, and he had also been harmed also by the government. He demanded Mayor Jeri Muoio's support, but she did not comment. "I will not relinquish this podium, madam mayor, until you answer my question," Ellington said as an officer approached. "Will you criminalize me or will you support me?" Ellington, who wore a black hood over his head, referenced the death of 48-year-old Herminio Padilla Jr., a sewage worker who fell into a tank and died at the plant in January 2015.