Alleged Trump supporter arrested for plot to bomb Muslims
December 22, 2015
A California man purported to be a radicalized Donald Trump supporter was arrested Sunday for making explosives in his home with the intent of attacking the Muslim community. [CBS San Francisco]
On Dec. 17, police received a tip from a caller who said a man was making explosive devices and threatening to harm Muslims. Officers responded to the 5100 block of McBryde Avenue in Richmond and evacuated the Bay Area neighborhood.
The Walnut Creek bomb squad detonated a device. No one was injured, and authorities later allowed residents to return to their homes.
Police arrested 55-year-old William Celli. Officers booked Celli in the Contra Costa County Jail Sunday afternoon.
Celli’s Facebook page indicated he made the following post on Oct. 21:
“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 also reportedly wrote in a June 2014 post that he lost 30 percent of his business to Hispanics coming to the country under false pretenses and freeloading in the construction or blue collar sector. The post continued stating, “lets not talk about the welfare they suck dry.”