Woman who wrote to Dylann Roof, who killed 9 in a church in Charleston, charged with planning to bomb a bar in Ohio

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  • An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said.
  • Elizabeth Lecron, 23, was accused of purchasing gunpowder and screws that the FBI said she intended to use in an “upscale mass murder” at the bar, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement.
  • Separately, the Ohio U.S. attorney’s office on Monday announced the arrest of a 21-year-old man who allegedly planned to attack a Toledo-area synagogue.
  • Damon Joseph was inspired by Robert Bowers, the man who killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh in October, according to a statement by the attorney’s office.

(Reuters) – An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said.

Elizabeth Lecron, 23, was accused of purchasing gunpowder and screws that the FBI said she intended to use in an “upscale mass murder” at the bar, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement.

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