13-year-old leads neo-Nazi group linked to bomb plots, Las Vegas listed as target

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Finnish neo-nazis start their Independence Day march with swastika flags in Helsinki, Finland on the Independence Day of Finland, on December 6, 2018. (Photo by Martti Kainulainen / Lehtikuva / AFP) / Finland OUTvia Getty Images)

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) – A 13-year-old boy has been identified as a leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major U.S. news network.

According to police in Estonia and a local newspaper report, the boy who helped lead the group lived in the tiny Baltic state and apparently cut ties with the group after authorities confronted him earlier this year.

A spokesman for the Estonian Internal Security Service says the police agency “intervened in early January because of a suspicion of danger.” It’s unclear from leaked online chats whether group members knew their leader was 13.

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