Today former Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews was charged by Baltimore FBI officers with firearms and alien-related charges.

The former reservist is in custody after his Thursday-morning arrest. Mathews was arrested in Delaware, where he is currently living, by the FBI. He was set to appear before U.S courts this afternoon.

"According to the criminal complaint, within The Base’s encrypted chat rooms, members have discussed, among other things, recruitment, creating a white ethno-state, committing acts of violence against minority communities (including African-Americans and Jewish-Americans), the organization’s military-style training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices," a report made by the U.S Attorney's Office in Maryland says.

They also say Mathews attempted to manufacture a hallucinogenic drug in his apartment, and he and a a partner purchased 1,650 rounds of ammunition. 

The New York Times says Mathews and two other men were planning to travel to Virginia to protest gun control measures.

Mathews is not currently wanted by the RCMP, but in the summer of 2019, they searched his home and removed several weapons from the premises.

Mathews is suspected to have been recruiting members to a neo-Nazi group called The Base. He fled Canada after reports of his suspected involvement. He had not been seen since August after he was discharged from the Canadian Armed Forces.