Arrest Made in Plot to Blow Up Baltimore Recruitment Center
WDTN is reporting that 21-year-old construction worker Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, who had recently converted to Islam, was arrested Wednesday when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center, authorities said. Martinez told an FBI informant that all he thought about was jihad. The naturalized citizen faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The bomb he is accused of trying to detonate was fake and had been provided by an undercover FBI agent. It was loaded into an SUV that Martinez parked in front of the recruiting center, authorities said, and an FBI informant picked him up and drove him to a nearby vantage point, where he tried to set it off. It was the second time in less than two weeks that a young man was arrested trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb during a sting operation. We're trying to figure out why Antonio Martinez is mad at America. Really? We're sure that's why your parents came here -- so you could become a terrorist. Shaking our heads over here at The Root.
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