Two neo-Nazi skinheads have been arrested by law enforcement agents in Jackson, Tennessee following a plot to shoot up a public school and assassinate presidential candidate Barack Obama.
According to the Huffington Post, authorities have attained Daniel Cowart, 20, and Paul Schlesselman, who reportedly planned on robbing a gun store and choosing an urban school for a murder spree beginning in the state. The duo would have aimed to kill 88 people, 14 specifically by beheading.
If successful, the men would have continued their widespread killings with the presidential hopeful being the final target.
“They said that would be their last, final act, that they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama,” special agent Jim Cavanaugh told the Associated Press. “They didn’t believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying.”
When arrested, authorities seized various lethal weapons including a rifle, sawed-off shotgun and three pistols.
As previously reported by SOHH, four men were arrested over the summer on suspicion of a potential plot to kill Obama during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
According to New York’s Daily News, a U.S. counter-terror official had confirmed the individuals consisted of three men and one woman with links to white supremacist groups.