Man arrested for planning an Ohio synagogue attack

3 month ago

An Ohio man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly plotted a shooting in a Toledo Jewish house of worship on behalf of ISIS, and claimed he has been inspired by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, according to FBI.

Damon Joseph, 21, was charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, and will be accountable of his pursuit of a violent act of terrorism.

His arrest came after several interactions he unknowingly had with undercover FBI agents, telling them he supported ISIS's operations, and expressing admiration for the Pittsburgh synagogue's shooter.

"I can see myself carrying out this type of operation inshallah. They wouldn’t even expect in my area," Joseph reportedly claimed. He was arrested while taking a bag containing two AR-15s from the undercover agent on Dec. 7.