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Vegas Neo-Nazi Arrested on Plot to Bomb Gay Club, Synagogue



LAS VEGAS (ABC News) — 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 who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization using the National Socialist Movement to promote their ideology,” according to the FBI.

The Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force began investigating Climo in April, according to the criminal complaint, after it learned he was communicating with Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacist neo-Nazi group.

“AWD encourages attacks on the federal government, including critical infrastructure, minorities, homosexuals, and Jews,” the complaint states. “AWD works to recruit like-minded members to the organization, train them in military tactics, hand to hand combat, bomb making, and other techniques in preparation for an ‘ultimate and uncompromising victory’ in a race war.”

The FBI used a confidential informant to begin discussing weapons and explosives on an encrypted chat app and eventually quoted Climo “regularly us[ing] derogatory racial, anti-Semitic, […]

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