The Hunt: Federal authorities working to stop extremists seeking materials to make bombs

Chemical fertilizer The product stock is packed in sacks, stacked in the warehouse, waiting for delivery.

The Hunt: Aug. 4, 2021 (J.J. Green)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI have teamed up to launch Operation Flashpoint — a program to help retailers detect signs that people or groups may be trying to obtain chemicals to make bombs.

On this week’s episode of “The Hunt, with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green,” Chuck Leas, a section chief in the Office for Bombing Prevention at CISA, explains how it works.