U.S. authorities said Monday they have broken up a plot to assassinate U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in Tennessee.
In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted two neo-Nazi skinheads' plans to rob a gun store and target an unnamed but predominantly African-American high school.
The skinheads, reported to be of 20 and 18 years of age, did not identify the school by name, said federal agents.
The two men planned to kill 88 black people and decapitate an additional 14, said Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as their final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.