Man arrested in US recruitment center bomb plot

December 8, 2010 21:57

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man faces charges of attempted murder and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction after authorities say he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center near Baltimore.

Court documents filed Wednesday stated that Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, told an FBI source in October that he was seeking to attack and kill military personnel.In conversations through his Facebook account, Martinez allegedly told the source that all he thinks about is "jihad," or holy war.

The documents say Martinez talked with the source about shooting people inside the center and burning the building. He was introduced to an FBI agent who along with the source provided him with a phony bomb in a van.

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