Hamzeh was charged with possessing machineguns and a silencer.
Hamzeh also planned to travel to Jordan, enter the West Bank, and conduct an attack on Israeli soldiers and citizens living in the West Bank.
CBS 58 reported:
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Milwaukee man who planned a mass shooting, according to a release by United States Attorney’s Office of Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing machine guns and a silencer.
In October 2015, Hamzeh planned to travel to Jordan, enter the West Bank and conduct an attack on Israeli soldiers and citizens living in the West Bank.
Hamzeh later abandoned those plans and began to focus on conducting an attack in the United States.
During recorded conversations, Hamzeh explained that he wanted to commit a domestic act of violence on a Masonic Temple in Milwaukee.
Hamzeh had been under investigation since September 2015.
On January 19, Hamzeh took a guided tour of the Masonic temple, during which they learned meeting schedules and where people would be located during meetings.