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Man accused of planning to attack gay, Jewish communities in Las Vegas pleads 'not guilty' in court

Posted at 5:08 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 20:09:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The man accused by the FBI of planning to attack gay and Jewish communities in the Las Vegas valley pleaded not guilty.

Conor Climo appeared in a Las Vegas federal courtroom on Wednesday.

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Back in August, Climo was charged and arraigned in federal court in connection to bomb making materials found at his home following an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation.

Climo drew the attention of the FBI in 2016 after he appeared on 13 Action News describing why he was armed and patrolling his neighborhood in the Centennial Hills area.

RELATED: Former Arbor View HS student says Climo often bragged about 'making bombs'

Court documents reveal, Climo admitted to building explosives and had a desire to act out using weapons.

His trial is set for November.

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Watch the 2016 report featuring Climo:

READ THE 2016 REPORT: Armed civilian on patrol in Centennial Hills

Watch a 2016 follow-up report: