A white supremacist arrested after informing his wife that he planned to kill Jews and blacks may have targeted Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, the FBI said.
Danny Lee Warner, 33, was arrested Dec. 28 outside a McDonald’s in Arizona the day after his estranged wife received a letter postmarked Dec. 19 saying that 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 also may have hoped to head to New York and target Foxman, the ADL’s national director. 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 infractions in Arizona and possessing stolen property in California, as well as other unspecified federal charges.