LAS VEGAS — Many communities are on edge after back to back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
A 23-year old security guard was recently arrested for allegedly planning to fire-bomb at a Las Vegas synagogue or a local gay bar, after authorities discovered bomb-making materials at his home.
According to the Department of Justice, Conor Climo faces multiple federal charges, including one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. And if convicted, he could face a 10-year sentence in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
Authorities searched Climo’s house last week — and among other things found chemicals that can be used for improvised explosive devices, as well.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “He discussed attacking a las vegas synagogue and making Molotov cocktails and improvised explosive devices, and he also discussed conducting surveillance on a bar he believed catered to the LGBTQ community located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.”
Authorities said discovered that Climo was communicating with members of the white supremacist and National Socialist Movement, and that he expressed that he harbored biases and hatred toward African Americans, Jews and homosexuals.
Las Vegas Pinoys are grateful for the authorities’ quick action.
“They did a great job doing that catching the guy,” said Jerry Legazpi.
Senator Jackie Rosen and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak also thanked law enforcement agencies for staying vigilant — and making sure Las Vegas residents are kept safe.