A white supremacist who was arrested after informing his wife that he planned to kill Jews and blacks may have had plans to target the leader of the Anti-Defamation League, the FBI said.
Danny Lee Warner, 33, was arrested Wednesday outside a McDonalds in Arizona the day after his estranged wife received a letter postmarked December 19 saying he planned to kill “niggers and Jews” until the government “stopped him.”
According to the police, Warner’s wife and his Internet-browsing history suggested that he may have also hoped to head to New York and target the ADL’s national director, Abraham Foxman. The day Warner was arrested, the ADL sent out a security alert to Jewish organizations warning them that they could potentially be targeted.
Photographs provided by the police showed Warner giving a Nazi salute.
According to law enforcement, Warner had been a leader of the Silent Aryan Warriors, a white supremacist organization, while serving 10 years in a Utah prison.
The Associated Press reported that Warner was charged with violating his parole, weapons charges in Arizona, possessing stolen property in California, as well as other unspecified federal charges.