Gun­man said neo-Nazi room­mates were plan­ning terror at­tack

Cape Breton Post - - World -

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man told po­lice he fa­tally shot his neo-Nazi room­mates be­cause he wanted to pre­vent a planned act of do­mes­tic ter­ror­ism.

Court doc­u­ments show 18-year-old Devon Arthurs made the com­ment to po­lice on Fri­day af­ter lead­ing of­fi­cers to the bod­ies.

Arthurs, who told po­lice he was a re­cent con­vert to Is­lam, said his room­mates had dis­par­aged his new re­li­gion and that their behaviour also spurred his ac­tions. In­ves­ti­ga­tors found bomb-mak­ing ma­te­ri­als, Nazi pro­pa­ganda and a framed pho­to­graph of Ok­la­homa City bomber Ti­mothy McVeigh in the apart­ment with the bod­ies.

Also ar­rested was a fourth room­mate, Bran­don Rus­sell, an ac­tive mem­ber of the Florida Na­tional Guard who po­lice say ad­mit­ted to be­ing a neo-Nazi and who gath­ered the ex­plo­sives.

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