Plot to blow up Miami Beach condo thwarted, police say

Posted at 1:37 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 13:39:27-04

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Police officials in Miami Beach have released video they claim shows a man planning to blow up his apartment building. 

Walter Stolper was arrested in July and is facing attempted arson, attempted murder, and hate crime charges.

Surveillance video released by the Miami Beach police department shows Stolper transporting large amounts of gasoline in and out of his condo. 

Officials say the 72-year-old planned to set his 17-story apartment building on fire.

Police were tipped off to Stolper by a building maintenance worker. 

The video also shows photos of what police found inside Stolper's apartment; gasoline and fans reportedly to be used to fuel the fire. 

Police discovered even more fuel, more than two dozen containers, in a rented storage locker. And they also discovered potassium nitrate and sulfur.

Inside his apartment, police found lots of Nazi memorabilia, pins, plaques, mugs, and books about Nazi Germany. 

Police believe Stolper wanted to "kill all of the Jews" in his building after getting an eviction notice. 

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