Tweeted by Christopher Miller who covers domestic terrorism for BuzzFeed and posted by the Department of Justice on its website…


A federal grand jury has charged a self-described involuntary celibate, or incel, who was planning a mass shooting of sorority women at an Ohio university.

The 21 year-old man was charged with plotting a hate crime and illegal possession of a machine gun. His manifesto outlined a plan similar to the 2014 Isla Vista incel attack by a man who shot three women outside a UC Santa Barbara sorority house and several other people nearby.

Chilling details from the DOJ press release:

[The suspect] Genco also allegedly wrote a manifesto, stating he would “slaughter” women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge…” and referring to death as the “great equalizer.” As part of this investigation, law enforcement agents discovered a note of Genco’s that indicated he hoped to “aim big” for a kill count of 3,000 people and intended to attend military training. Searches of Genco’s electronics revealed that the day he wrote his manifesto, he searched online for sororities and a university in Ohio.

It is alleged that in 2019, Genco purchased tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie bearing the word “revenge,” cargo pants, a bowie knife, a skull facemask, two Glock 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 clip and a holster clip concealed carry for a Glock.

Genco attended Army Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, from August through December 2019.…

Genco is charged with one count of attempting to commit a hate crime which, because it involved an attempt to kill, is punishable by up to life in prison and one count of illegally possessing a machine gun which is punishable by up to 10 years.

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