Richard Holzer, a 27-year-old Colorado man, has appeared in court for allegedly plotting to bomb a synagogue in a case US prosecutors describe as “domestic terrorism”.
Concise News learned that, according to court documents, Holzer planned to bomb the Temple Emanuel synagogue in the town of Pueblo as part of a “racial holy war”.
Holzer, it was gathered, met FBI undercover agents to visit the temple and plan his attack.
FBI special agent John Smith said in an affidavit that Holzer had “used several Facebook accounts to promote white supremacy ideology and acts of violence”.
He told undercover officers that he used to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) – one of the oldest white supremacy groups in the US – and was now a skinhead.
Smith, it was gathered, detailed instances of Holzer threatening mass violence and using racial epithets against Jews and Hispanics.
Holzer was arrested on Friday and admitted to planning to blow up a synagogue that evening with pipe bombs and dynamite.
He faces charges of attempting to obstruct religious exercise by force using explosives and fire.