SAMY HAMZEH ARRESTED IN MILWAUKEE ACCUSED WITH TERROR
The FBI arrested. on 01/25/2016. a 23-year-old Milwaukee man Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, accused of plotting a mass shooting at Masonic temple in Wisconsin. The FBI announced that Samy Hamzeh had been arrested on weapons charges. According to the Feds, his original plan was to organize an attack on the West Bank, a plan he later abandoned due to “logistical and financial” issues. He was arrested after undercover agents sold Samy Hamzeh guns with silencers (see – American Jihadist ).
According to his Facebook page, Samy Hamzeh is a fitness trainer at 9Round gym in downtown Milwaukee. He says he is a native of Miami. One of the photos on his Facebook page is filtered with the flag of Palestine over it. Samy Hamzeh says that he graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College though he lists himself as being part of the class of 2000 when he was only eight years old.
The FBI said that they have voice recordings of Samy Hamzeh talking about his plans to attack a Masonic temple in Milwaukee. According to the local Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the temple that was allegedly targeted by Hamzeh was the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic center on Van Buren street in the city.
Samy Mohamed Hamzeh has been under surveillance from the FBI since 09/2015. It was in that month when Hamzeh brought two undercover FBI agents to a shooting range where he demonstrated his skills. The FBI did not say if Hamzeh had pledged allegiance to a specific terrorist organization.
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