Las Vegas Man Planned Attack on Synagogue

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Conor Climo, 23, the alleged would-be attacker, considered his white race to be superior. and was ready to spring into action, he told an undercover FBI investigator this summer, reports the Las Vegas Sun. The Las Vegas resident harbored hatred toward African Americans, Jews and members of the LGBTQ community.  “I’m more interested in action than online (expletive),” the suspect said, according to a federal complaint. The document outlines how the FBI-led task force built its case against Climo using intelligence, undercover communications and an informant.

The Las Vegas arrest on Thursday came as authorities found a cache of materials that could have been used to manufacture explosives at his home. Among the possible attack plots he diagrammed, Climo planned to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue followed by a “light infantry weapon attack.” In another plan, which was discovered by FBI agents in a notebook while serving a search warrant, Climo allegedly drew out a possible attack at a downtown Las Vegas bar he deemed to be friendly to LGBTQ clientele. Climo was jailed on a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, in the form of the component parts of a destructive device. Climo came to the FBI’s attention in April when agents learned he’d been communicating with members associated with the Attomwaffen Division, an extremist white supremacist group that uses the ideology of the National Socialist Movement.

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