US Army Veteran Arrested for California Terror Plot
LOS ANGELES -- A US Army veteran faces federal charges after his plan to detonate a pressure cooker bomb in southern California was thwarted by local and federal law enforcement.
Mark Steven Domingo, 26, converted to Islam and had several specific targets, including targeting Jewish people, churches, and police, according to the Justice Department.
The Los Angeles Police Department and FBI say Domingo received what he believed to be pressure cooker bombs from undercover agents. He reportedly wanted to use nails in the bombs to maximize human casualties.
Domingo allegedly said "America needs another Vegas event."
He's accused of planning the bombings as revenge for the recent attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
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