A California resident and supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump was arrested Sunday in connection to an alleged terror plot with intent to target the Muslim community, The Huffington Post reports.
William Celli, 55, is being held at the Contra Costa County Jail on a $525,000 bond after an anonymous caller tipped police off about Celli’s activities. The owner of a plumbing company was charged with possessing an explosive device and making criminal threats. Richmond County police reported the “possible homemade explosive device” was detonated by a bomb squad on the day of his arrest.
Celli was previously on the police’s radar after he threatened members of the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa. His passionate Facebook posts about Donald Trump caught the attention of many outlets. Calling him a “great man,” Celli often talked about how much he admired Trump’s views, at one point saying he would “follow this MAN to the end of the world.”
Celli also discussed his dislike of “illegals,” claiming he’s lost money over the hiring of Hispanic employees in his field. He also claimed Muslim refugees will overtake Christians if allowed entrance into the States.
Many of his postings were critical of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Richmond police haven’t yet released any other information on Celli.
SOURCE: Huffington Post | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform