Authorities in Southern California say they’ve dismantled a terror plot that was geared toward “a number of targets.”
The suspect is a 26-year-old U.S. military veteran who served in Afghanistan, named Mark Domingo. Federal brokers arrested him on Friday whereas he was finalizing plans to plant a bomb at a Nazi rally that had been scheduled Sunday in Lengthy Seashore.
Domingo, who had just lately transformed to Islam, deliberate to bomb the rally as retribution for the New Zealand mosque assaults, federal prosecutors stated.
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He was arrested on a cost of offering materials assist to terrorists and a felony criticism stated he had been planning since March to “manufacture and use a weapon of mass destruction so as to commit mass homicide.”
FBI agent Tasha Coolidge stated in an affidavit that Domingo allegedly purchased supplies for an improvised explosive system that could possibly be remotely triggered.
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The affidavit added that if his targets survived the deliberate bombing at Bluff Park, Domingo mentioned launching additional assaults on the ports of Lengthy Seashore and Los Angeles or on a practice.
The deliberate rally at Bluff Park didn’t happen, however there have been counter-protests that day.
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A information convention is underway in California, the place authorities will present extra data on the foiled terror plot.
It is a growing story and can be up to date.
— With recordsdata from The Related Press
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