US Army veteran Mark Domingo was arrested on Friday night by federal officers
Domingo allegedly had plans to target white supremacists in Southern California
He also talked about targeting Jews, churches and police, investigators said
Prosecutors said Monday that Domingo was going to plant a bomb at a Nazi rally
Rally was supposed to take place in Long Beach on Sunday, but never happened
Though white nationalists never showed up to rally, a group of protesters did
He reportedly told police that he wanted revenge for attacks on mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people last month
Domingo served a combat stint in Afghanistan in 2013 as an infantryman
The 26-year-old has been charged with providing material support to terrorists.
A U.S. Army veteran who allegedly planned to carry out a terror plot targeting a white nationalist rally in California and hoped to cause mass causalities has been arrested following an FBI sting operation.
Mark Domingo, 26, a U.S. Army infantryman who fought in Afghanistan and later converted to Islam, was arrested by an undercover officer on Friday after he was allegedly given what he thought was a live bomb to use in the attack.
Domingo, who wanted retribution for the recent deadly New Zealand mosque attacks, allegedly had plans to plant the bomb at a Nazi rally on Sunday in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach.
He was charged in a federal criminal complaint with providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists and was scheduled to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles later on Monday.
Domingo had posted about potential attacks in online chat rooms, according to prosecutors. His series of online posts are what led authorities to send an informant to set up a series of meetings with Domingo.
He went on to have online conversation with an undercover FBI informant in which he expressed support for a violent jihad and expressed willingness to become a ‘martyr’, according to a criminal complaint.
He also allegedly made references at different points to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and 2017 shooting rampage at a Las Vegas country music concert.
He allegedly discussed several types of attacks with the informant, including targeted attacks on Jews, churches, police officers and even his neighbor.
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