Suspected white supremacist arrested in thwarted synagogue attack, FBI says

MikeCherim/iStock(PUEBLO, Colo.) -- FBI officials said they have arrested a 27-year-old suspected white supremacist who was allegedly planning a bombing at a Colorado synagogue.

The suspect, identified as Richard Holzer, was allegedly planning to target a synagogue in Pueblo, the FBI said Monday.

He allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he hoped to poison members of the synagogue and claimed he had paid off a "Mexican cook to hex and poison" attendees by putting arsenic in the water pipes, according to an arrest affidavit.

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