FBI issued warnings on Ohio gun suspect

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The FBI alerted black and Jewish leaders in the Detroit area that their names were on a list kept by an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer charged with illegally possessing an arsenal of weapons.

Forty-seven-year-old ex-convict Richard Schmidt of Toledo was indicted last month on federal weapons charges. There was no allegation of ethnic or racial stalking.

But chief executive Scott Kaufman with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit said Friday that FBI agents spoke to him in January about the list.

Rev. Wendell Anthony, head of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, told The Detroit News that his group was also on the list. Anthony wasn't immediately available for additional comment Friday.

There was no immediate comment from Schmidt's attorney.

The FBI warnings were first reported by NBC News.

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