A man alleged by the authorities to have worked as a security guard was arrested and charged with planning a Las Vegas synagogue or bar for LGTBQ customers. 23-year-old Las Vegas-based Conor Climo was arrested on Thursday by an FBI-run anti-terrorist task force.
Judge Nancy Koppe ordered Friday that Climo should remain in federal custody of a firearms charge until the court's appearance on August 23, during the past few weeks. In recent weeks, he has searched for places where attacks should be carried out.
"Violent hate-motivated violence designed to intimidate or force our faith communities and LGBTQ communities has no place in this country," said US Attorney Nicholas Trutanich in a statement
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The neighbors were concerned, but Climo was not arrested at this time. Las Vegas police officer, Aden Ocampo-Gomez, stated Friday that Nevada is an open-ended weapon state and Climo has not broken any lawsuits that Climo "discussed in detail how to build a 'self-contained Molotov' ignition device.
Investigators who issued an arrest warrant at his house found hand-drawn schematics and elements of a destructive device, as well as an AR-15 assault weapon and a repeating rifle.
The charges against Climo accuse him of an unregistered firearm
"Climo used regularly derogatory racist, anti-Semitic, and homosexual forms," the prosecutor's statement said. "He discussed the attack on a Las Vegas sy. He made Molotov's Cocktails and improvised explosive devices and discussed about it in a bar that he believed that it serves the LGBTQ community to monitor.
Climo could face a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of $ 250,000 if convicted.