Neo Nazi Doomsday Prepper Charged with Bomb Making
Along with the plastic pipe full of metal nuts, police also found smokeless powder, often used in pipe bombs, as well as aluminum power, which is used for enhancing explosives.
Officers also found batteries, wires and switches that had been configured and modified and could have been used in an improvised explosive device, the affidavit states.
On office walls, police found pictures of Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson.
Also found was a funeral photo of Stamford officer Marcia Stella’s casket with a note reading, “Just keeping score… RIH.” When asked about the picture, Saturno said Stella had him arrested, costing him $7,000. He told police that RIH meant whatever they wanted it to mean, the affidavit said.
Saturno admitted to being in the process of making Thermite — which is used frequently in incendiary bombs — but told police he was using it for welding applications, the affidavit said. Strewn around the home were numerous martial arts weapons and literature about the chemistry of explosives and Neo-Nazi propaganda and literature.
While talking to an FBI agent assigned to the organization’s Joint Terrorism Task Force’s Domestic Terrorism Squad and Bomb Squad officer Erin Trew, Saturno would not tell them what he thought of the Klu Klux Klan or the Neo-Nazi movement and was cautions when asked about any groups he belonged to, the affidavit said.
“Donald openly and repeatedly stated that he believed the economy was leading to the end of the world and advised that he was planning for the end of the world,” the affidavit said. He said he was stockpiling items for the end of the world and portrayed the survivalist approach of someone not happy with the economy and the state of domestic affairs in the United States, it said.
During this conversation he said the plastic pipe filled with hex nuts was being made to help break up a large rock in his back yard. But Trew said because the device contained shrapnel it is strictly used as an anti-personnel weapon for causing injury and death and not for mining, the affidavit said