A group of ten white supremacists, led by Marcus Faella, were arrested as they were getting ready for the “race war” their leader instructed them was coming. The group had been preparing over the past two years by stockpiling weapons, experimenting with the creation of ricin and plotting a “disturbance” on Orlando City Hall. Following a series of arrests that began on Friday, FBI and local police closed in on the white supremacist organization American Front. Talking Points Memo reports:

The race war, he believed, was coming. So Florida white supremacist leader Marcus Faella instructed his followers over the past two years to prepare for it.

The preparations, according to law enforcement documents made public this week, included stockpiling weapons, experimenting with the creation of ricin and plotting some sort of “disturbance” on Orlando City Hall.

In a series of arrests that began on Friday, a joint terrorism task force that included the FBI and local police moved in on the Florida chapter of the white supremacist organization American Front.

They arrested Faella, his wife Patti Faella and eight other people on suspicion of a number of offenses, including hate crimes and training a paramilitary group. Prosecutors with the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office said on Tuesday they were working on putting together felony charges for the 10 members.

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