A Donald Trump supporter was arrested after police detonated an explosive device they believe he planned to use against Muslims.
Police received a tip Thursday that 55-year-old William Celli, of Richmond, California, was making explosive devices and threatening to harm Muslims, reported KPIX-TV.
Officers evacuated his neighborhood Sunday morning and detonated a suspicious device found in Celli’s home.
Police have not yet determined if the homemade device was inert or active, but they said the reported threats greatly concerned law enforcement officers.
Celli posts frequently on his Facebook account, where he complains about Syrian refugees, Democrats and insufficiently conservative Republicans.
He appears to be a strong admirer of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump — who has been fanning the flames of anti-Muslim hysteria in the wake of mass shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, California.
“Donald trumps on again I’m happy leaders okay but this guys a great point man I’ll follow this MAN to the end of the world,”Celli posted Oct. 21.
Yep, rock-ribbed, salt-of-the-earth conservatives here. Nothing to worry about.
Domestic terrorism? What's that?