Feds Arrest Man Plotting To Blow Up Historic CO Synagogue

A Colorado man is facing federal charges after authorities say he planned an attack on a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. According to court documents, 27-year-old Richard Holzer met with undercover agents on November 1stto discuss using pipe bombs to attack Temple Emanuel that same day. He was arrested at that time.

FBI agents also say during an earlier meeting, Holzer told them he paid someone to put arsenic in the water pipes of the synagogue in October 2018 – no word on the truth of that. But what is? Holzer is a self-described white supremacist and hoped his bombing would start a “holy war.” Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado and Holzer reportedly told officials he wanted to "wipe it off the map."

“After reviewing multiple social media posts, and utilizing a number of investigatory techniques, we determined that Mr. Holzer did pose a threat ...and that he appeared to be planning to destroy the Temple Emanuel synagogue,” FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Dean Phillips told reporters yesterday. “Our task force used multiple investigative techniques to gather information that led to Mr. Holzer’s arrest.”

  • Read the court documentsHERE.

Source:CBS News

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