A neo-Nazi group that venerates both Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson, has been linked to five killings and an alleged bomb plot over the last year.
Atomwaffen Division, a group believed to have been established in the last couple of years and which may have just 80 members, claims it is a “revolutionary national socialist organisation centred around political activism and the practice of an autonomous fascist lifestyle”.
The group has been linked to the killing of a gay, Jewish 19-year-old student, Blaze Bernstein, whose body was recovered earlier this month from a public park in California’s Orange County. He had been stabbed 20-times and police arrested his former classmate, Samuel Woodward.
Last week, ProPublica reported Mr Woodward is a member of Atomwaffen Division, having joined in 2016 and attended a three-day training camp in Texas. Pictures from the event captured Atomwaffen Division members in skull masks, making Nazi salutes.