Details are sketchy as the Department of Homeland Security has remained quiet on this issue, citing security concerns for future operations, but reports have leaked out of a major bust in Oregon. The Federal agency has stopped shipment of an item referred to only as ‘Magic Cube’ and now has several American-born suspects in custody.
As shocking as the news of Americans aiding terrorism in their own home country is, the mystery of the ‘Magic Cube’ and its danger to America has been on the minds of local citizens in St. Helens, Oregon, where the takedown occured.
Convenience store owner Wilfred Mann witnessed the entire scene from across the street after evading an attempt to escort him to a secure zone. “It was amazing how efficiently they worked. A plainclothes knocked on the store front after the shop had closed, and spoke with [the proprietor]. After a brief exchange, I think he punched her in the head or throat because she went down immediately. It looked like he threw something inside, I guess a tear gas grenade, and in a few seconds the shop was smokey. A group of people stumbled out of the shop and were immediately apprehended by armed agents. I don’t even know where those agents came from - they were that good!”
At this time Mann was spotted and returned with his escort to the secure zone, but he claims to have heard several loud bangs and then rapid gun fire. Local sources tell us that there is considerable damage to the store front, with even more destruction within.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Conrad Bicks declined to comment on the events there early this week, except to say that “Our agents did a spectacular job. We’ve had this cell under observation for several months now, and moved in order to prevent disruption to the election process.”
No answers were forthcoming regarding casualties or the identities of the suspects, though the store in question, Pufferbelly Toys, is licensed in the name of Stephanie Cox. She has not been seen at her residence or elsewhere in the town since the night of the action.
Consultation with military and terrorist experts could shed no light as to the nature of the ‘Magic Cube’, though those that would comment speculated that it was not a weapon of mass destruction, but likely part of one. More likely it is an electronic device or a vital mechanical component, a piece of the puzzle.