Myrtle Beach (CNN) – Authorities in Horry County South Carolina say a suspected white supremacist is accused of planning a terror attack on a Jewish synagogue.
The FBI says 29-year-old Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell was arrested Wednesday at a hotel after allegedly trying to buy a gun from an undercover agent.
McDowell had previously talked about carrying out a Dylann Roof style attack.
Roof was convicted of the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston.
McDowell is a convicted felon and reportedly made connections with white supremacist extremists in prison.