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Feds: Neo-Nazi Plot Targeted Civilians, Nukes & Synagogues

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) —Agents arrested a neo-Nazi after they found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment that he planned to use to harm civilians, nuclear facilities and synagogues, according to federal prosecutors.

Authorities say they discovered the items while investigating the slayings of his two roommates.

Court documents filed Monday say a third roommate arrested in the killings told authorities that 21-year-old Brandon Russell had been targeting the sites.

The murder suspect, Devon Arthurs, was arrested last month after telling police he fatally shot 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

Arthurs told police Russell was not involved in the shootings, but that he was planning a bombing.

The documents also state that police found two rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a skull mask in Russell’s car.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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