Any clues as to what religion he may’ve converted to?
Authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center.
Sources tell CBS News that the man is a U.S. citizen and a convert to Islam. His name is Antonio Martinez, but now calls himself Muhammed Hussain.
The source told CBS News that he had been “mouthing off” to friends and “wanted to retaliate against the military for the wars,” and when others heard about it, “they wanted nothing to do with it.”
An FBI undercover agent was able to develop a relationship with the suspect as part of the investigation. A source tells CBS News “this was a good catch but not a sophisticated plot.”
Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the suspect will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest.
An official who was briefed on the arrest told AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information that the person was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it.
The suspect is expected to be charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and was under surveillance by law enforcement for months.
Clearly the FBI is once again guilty of entrapment.
And probably racism. Just ask Bruce Henry.