FBI: Armed Neo-Nazi Supporter Put Metro-Detroit Jewish And Civil Rights Leaders On A Hit List [View all]
Source: WXYZ DETROIT
By: Kim Russell
Detroit (WXYZ) - In December the FBI arrested a man named Richard Schmidt. Investigators say he is a Neo-Nazi supporter and a convicted felon.
Now we are learning the Ohio man may have been planning to target some metro-Detroit leaders.
The FBI recently notified Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Executive Director Scott Kaufman that their names were on a hit list found in Schmidt’s belongings.
“We get threats all the time in terms of the work that we do…NAACP, Social Justice, Civil Rights…but this was different,” said Anthony. The FBI says it appears that Schmidt, 47, planned to attack soon.