Sean John McCann

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Sean Gerard McCann, also known as Sean John McCann,[1] (born c. 1957) is a Canadian citizen who was one of four suspected members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army arrested by the FBI, with help from the BATF,[2] following a two-month investigation that culminated in the attempted purchase of a Stinger missile in January 1990.[1]

McCann, 33 years old at the time of his arrest, was holidaying in Florida and staying in a trailer park in the southern portion of Palm Beach.[3]

The four men had paid $50,000 to an undercover FBI agent[4] after some of the men arranged to meet the man at a warehouse where he claimed to store stolen military equipment.[3]


  1. ^ a b New York Times, "Four were accused of tringy to buy antiaircraft missile for the IRA", January 13 1990.
  2. ^ National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, This Terrorism in the United States Report, 2005
  3. ^ a b Toronto Star, "Stinger missile subjects fell foul of FBI sting", January 14, 1990
  4. ^ Toronto Star, "Canadian held by FBI in arms plot", January 13, 1990