Afghanistan war vet plotted to bomb white nationalist rally, feds say

Afghanistan war vet plotted to bomb white nationalist rally, feds say


>>Shepard: THANKS VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE IT, KAITLYN. I’M CUTTING US SHORT BECAUSE WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS. I’VE BEEN PROMISING THAT WE HAVE MORE ON THE FOILED TERROR PLOT IN LOS ANGELES. NOW WE HAVE THIS. DATELINE LOS ANGELES FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS AND I’LL READ YOU WHAT I JUST GOT. U.S. AUTHORITIES, QUOTING AUTHORITIES HERE, ARMY VETERAN WHO CONVERTED TO ISLAM PLOTTED BOMBING IN CALIFORNIA AS REVENGE FOR THE NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE ATTACK. TRACE GALLAGHER WITH THE DETAILS. THIS IS QUITE A TURN, TRACE.>>IT IS, SHEP. WE JUST GOT THE AFFIDAVIT IN THIS THING. IT’S VERY EXTENSIVE. IT’S SEVERAL, TWO, THREE DOZEN PAGES. WE KNOW THE SUSPECT IS 26-YEAR-OLD MARK STEVEN DOMINGO. RESIDES HERE IN LOS ANGELES. APPARENTLY HE IS IN FACT A U.S. ARMY VETERAN THAT WENT TO WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND WAS TRAINED IN COMBAT. APPARENTLY WHAT THE AFFIDAVIT SAYS IS THAT THE FBI HAS BEEN FOLLOWING HIM NOW FOR A FEW WEEKS AND APPARENTLY THEY MADE THE ARREST A COUPLE DAYS AGO WHEN THEY HANDED HIM WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. IT WAS AN INERT DEVICE. CLEARLY THIS WAS A STING. HE WAS PLANNING TO USE THIS DEVICE. ONE OF THE TARGETS THE AFFIDAVIT SAYS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. IN FACT, HE WAS TRYING TO TARGET THE WHITE NATIONALIST MARCH THAT MAPPED IN LONG BEACH. THERE WERE TARGETS ON THE SANTA MONICA PIER AS WELL AS THE L.A. FREEWAY SYSTEM AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOME LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICERS. THE NEWS CONFERENCE ON THIS WILL BE INVOLVING THE L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, L.A. POLICE. SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN THE NEXT 12 02 OR 12 MINUTES. THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN GOING ONLINE AND A RECENT CONVERT TO ISLAM AND CONVERT OTHER LIKE-MINDED MEMBERS TO ISLAM. THE ATTACKS OR THESE PLANNED ATTACKS WERE IN RESPONSE TO THE MOSQUE SHOOTING IN NEW ZEALAND. TWO MOSQUE SHOOTINGS IN NEW ZEALAND A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA, 95 MILES FROM HERE, THERE WAS SATURDAY AN ATTACK ON A SYNAGOGUE THERE. JOHN ERNEST, A 19-YEAR-OLD THAT COMMITTED THAT ATTACK. HE TOO APPARENTLY SAID THE MOTIVATION WAS IN RESPONSE FOR THE ATTACK ON THE MOSQUES IN NEW ZEALAND. SO WE DON’T KNOW, NOR DOES THE AFFIDAVIT LAY OUT WHETHER THERE’S A CONNECTION TO THE TWO. THE PRESS RELEASE NOTES THAT. SO IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT IN TWO

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