USLas Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, gay bar

05:50  10 august  2019
05:50  10 august  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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LAS VEGAS — A man who worked as a security guard quoted Adolf Hitler in an online discussion about multiculturalism, sketched in a journal his vision of a shooting attack on a downtown LGBTQ bar and plotted to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue , according to federal authorities.

Suspect charged with plotting to bomb LGBTQ nightclubs and synagogueAuthorities arrested an alleged neo-Nazi, who allegedly carried out armed Conor Climo, 23, seen here in 2016, was arrested and charged with plotting to bomb a synagogue or gay club in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug.

A Las Vegas man was arrested after he discussed attacking a local establishments and bomb-making materials were allegedly found in his home.

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On Friday, the Justice Department charged 23-year-old Conor Climo with one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, referring to the bomb materials. According to prosecutors, he discussed attacking an synagogue in the area and surveilling a gay bar.

He also allegedly discussed making Molotov cocktails and improvised explosive devices and used derogatory, racial, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs.

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The FBI arrested and charged an alleged Las Vegas neo-Nazi with plotting to bomb a synagogue and gay club in the city on Thursday. Conor Climo, 23, who worked as a security guard, allegedly was found to be in possession of bomb -making materials and was "communicating with individuals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a bar catering to LGTBQ customers, officials said Friday. Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas , was arrested Thursday by an FBI-led

Prosecutors also indicated that Climo was in communication with members of a white supremacist organization that the Justice Department says promotes attacks on the federal government, minorities, and the gay community.

He found himself in police custody after an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation on Thursday and appeared before a judge the next day.

“Threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBTQ communities have no place in this Country,” U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a statement. “Law enforcement in Nevada remains determined to use the full weight of our investigative resources to prevent bias-motivated violence before it happens.”

In addition to finding the bomb-making materials, authorities also seized a notebook of Climo's that included hand-drawn plans for an attack on the Las Vegas area along with drawings of timed explosives.

As a result, Climo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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