Long Beach, Calif: Attack thwarted

The U.S. arrested an Army veteran allegedly plotting to bomb a white nationalist rally in self-styled “jihad.” Mark Steven Domingo, 26, was detained after obtaining what he thought was an explosive device from an undercover FBI agent and buying hundreds of nails to be used as shrapnel to replicate the gruesome injuries inflicted by the Boston Marathon bomber. A recent Muslim convert, Domingo spoke of “retribution” for the March 15 attacks on New Zealand mosques, saying he aimed to give Americans “a taste of the terror they spread all over the world.” According to the FBI, he considered targeting political activists, plus Jews, churches, and police, before settling on a white nationalist rally that never materialized. Domingo allegedly told an FBI informant that he expected to die in the attack, casually dropping that he was seeking “Martyrdom, bro.”