The FBI Monday said the agency had foiled a domestic terror plot by an American military veteran, who was aiming to attack “multiple targets” in Southern California, including Huntington Beach, the port of Long Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier. The suspect, identified as 26-year old Mark Steven Domingo of Reseda, California, is a recent convert to Islam. He said he was planning the attack in retribution for the attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
Domingo was an active duty Army infantryman who had been deployed to Afghanistan from September 2012 to January 2013. The FBI reviewed many online posts in which Domingo expressed his enthusiastic support for “violent jihad” and his desire to attack the Los Angeles area.
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