WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has charged a neo-Nazi leader and his associate with plotting to attack Baltimore's power grid, a plan the FBI thwarted with the help of a confidential informant.
At the time of his arrest, he was still on supervised release, according to the FBI.
The FBI on Monday alleged the plot was racially motivated but did not provide details.
During his interview with the FBI, Arthurs said his fellow roommates were plotting to attack U.S. infrastructure, including power lines in Florida.
Thomas Sobocinski, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore office, said the FBI was not aware of any links between the two people arrested in the alleged Baltimore plot and attacks elsewhere on electrical infrastructure.
Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N), which provided power to the area, said at the time a total of 45,000 people had lost power.
The FBI also investigated shots fired near a power facility in South Carolina days later. »