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    FBI Arrests White Supremacist in US State of South Carolina for Planning Attack

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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a white supremacist in the US state of South Carolina for intending to commit an attack similar to gunman Dylann Roof who killed nine African Americans in 2015, local media reported on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, 29, was arrested on Wednesday after purchasing a gun from an undercover FBI agent, the report stated.

    "A man with connections to a white supremacy group was arrested in Myrtle Beach Wednesday after purchasing a gun from an undercover FBI agent, apparently intending to commit an attack ‘in the spirit of Dylann Roof’," WMBF stated.

    In December 2016 and January 2017, McDowell posted anti-sematic comments on his Facebook page, which in one case seemed to target a Synagogue, according to the report.

    The report also mentioned that McDowell was affiliated with white supremacy extremists while serving time in prison in South Carolina.

    Ealier it was reported that a 27-year-old white supremacist in Georgia was under investigation after police found evidence of the poisonous substance ricin in his car.


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