July 4, 2022

FBI thwarts Miami mall bomb plot

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Shoppers shop at the Dolphin Mall on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Miami. Stores open their doors Friday for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, even as the start of the holiday season edges ever earlier. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

By Wanda Carruthers From Newsmax

Federal agents thwarted a plot to bomb the Dolphin Mall following an undercover operation, arresting Vicente Solano of Miami, CBS Miami reported Sunday.

Authorities said Solano, who has made pro-Islamic State videos, planned to carry out a weapons of mass destruction attack at the mall located in Doral. Agents were tipped off by a confidential informant who had been in contact with Solano about the plot.

Undercover FBI agents supplied Solano with a hoax bomb, a strategy used in previous counter-terrorism investigations. Authorities said there was no evidence Solano had any connections to ISIS. He will appear in a Miami federal court on Monday.

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Shoppers at the Dolphin Mall in 2016 in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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