December 5, 2020

FBI thwarts Miami mall bomb plot

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Shoppers shop at the on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in . 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 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 . 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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