U.S. law enforcement authorities have arrested a former U.S. Army infantryman, thwarting an alleged terror plot involving several targets in the Los Angeles area.
Mark Domingo of Reseda, California, was arrested on Friday while planning to bomb a white supremacist rally in Southern California as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, federal officials said Monday.
A criminal complaint said the Army veteran, who served in Afghanistan, had been planning to set off the remote-controlled bomb “in order to commit mass murder.”
In online communications and messages to an undercover FBI agent, Domingo said he considered bombing Jewish people, churches and police officers until he settled on a rally in Long Beach this past weekend, officials said.
Domingo allegedly said he wanted revenge for attacks on mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people last month.
The white supremacist rally did not materialize when the participants failed to show, but a large counter demonstration did take place.