Holland man arrested for terrorism after planning attack on synagogue

Published: Dec. 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM EST
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A man from Holland is facing a terrorism charge after the FBI says he was planning an attack on a synagogue in the Toledo area.

Damon Joseph, 21, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

According to authorities, Joseph was arrested on Friday, December 7, in Holland.

"This man spent months planning a violent terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS here in the United States, and eventually targeted a Jewish synagogue in the Toledo area."

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz released the following statement today in response to an announcement by the FBI that two people were arrested in terrorism-related cases, including a man who planned an attack on a synagogue in Toledo:

“On behalf of the citizens of Toledo, I would like to thank the FBI, Homeland Security, the Toledo Police Department, and all law enforcement agencies who played a role in helping to prevent a potential catastrophe. We cannot tolerate hate directed toward people of Jewish faith, or of any other religion, and last month’s mass-killing at a Pittsburgh synagogue is a reminder of just how real this threat is. As Hanukkah concludes this evening, all Toledoans should reflect on the holiday’s themes of liberation, identity, and most importantly, freedom from religious persecution.”