21-year-old Brandon Russell, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, was planning to blow up power lines, nuclear facilities and synagogues with explosive materials he kept in his apartment, according to the indictment that was filed against him recently.
Brandon Russell Photo Credit: Florida Police/Channel 2 News
A serious indictment was filed against a 21-year-old neo-Nazi in Florida after explosives were found in his home. According to the indictment, Brandon Russell was planning to target power lines, nuclear facilities and synagogues.
Russell was arrested last month while the authorities were investigating one of his roommates, Devon Arthurs, for shooting and killing two people. According to Arthurs, he shot and killed the two, who were also his roommates, because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam. An indictment has already been filed against Arthurs. When the police were searching Arthurs’ apartment, they found Russell’s explosive materials.
In Russell’s room, the police found a framed picture of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and white supremacist propaganda. Arthurs told the investigators that his roommates wrote in online chat groups that they were planning to kill people with bombs.
However, Russell told investigators that he used the materials found in his apartment when he was a member of an engineering club in college. He said that the materials were used in order to launch rockets. However, the police officers did not find any evidence in his apartment that back up his claim.
After Russell talked with the police investigators after the double murder in his apartment, he met up with a neo-Nazi friend and purchased two rifles and 500 rounds of ammunition. He was arrested two days after the murder.