US: FBI arrests neo-Nazi planning to blow up a Pueblo synagogue with pipe bombs and dynamite
BREAKING: FBI agents arrested a 27-year-old neo-Nazi terrorist who was planning to blow up a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado with pipe bombs and dynamite.
Richard Holzer was arrested Friday in Pueblo while wearing a Nazi armband and carrying what he believed was a bag of explosives after FBI agents brought him what were supposedly two pipe bombs along with dynamite to blow up Temple Emanuel synagogue.
The investigation into Holzer began after an undercover FBI agent purporting to be a neo-Nazi woman contacted him on Facebook.
Holzer reportedly told her he used to be with the Ku Klux Klan and called Jews and their synagogue a “cancer” to the community.
“Holzer sent a video of himself showing him putting on a mask, grabbing a machete and saying, ‘May the gods be with me for what I must do,'” FBI agent John W. Smith wrote in an arrest affidavit.
According to investigators, the neo-Nazi boasted that he paid a “witch doctor” $70 to put arsenic in the water pipes of the synagogue Temple Emanuel and “hex” the place last year. FBI agents said they found no evidence that ever happened.