The Ministry of Justice announced on Monday an arrest of a former US Army infantryman accused of plotting a terrorist attack on "mass casualties" at a rally of white nationalists in Long Beach, California.
The agents arrested the suspect, Mark Stephen Domingo, of Resedi, California, on the evening of the evening after a secret source for the FBI sent the suspect to believe that he considered a living bomb that he could use to commit his assault.
"This investigation successfully broke the real threat from a trained soldier who repeatedly stated he wanted to cause the maximum number of victims," said Nick Gunn, an American attorney in the Central District of California.
A 30-page affidavit, filed with a criminal complaint against Domingo, claims that his planning for the construction of a bomb originates from the beginning of March. targeting Jews, Churches and Police to retaliate for attacks on Muslims. Domingo specifically called the March attack on Muslim believers in New Zealand, placing on the Internet "there must be a retribution".
Following these reports, the "confidential human source" inside the FBI was contacted by Domingo on the Internet, and then met with him personally, where he described in detail his planning of potential attacks. He asked the FBI agent "to find a man to build an IER, which he says could cause 50 victims," according to the complaint.
In the case of conviction for providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, the Ministry of Justice said that he could be threatened with a maximum sentence of 1
ABC News & # 39; Mike Levine and Alex Stone contributed to this report.