Fox News reports that a Moroccan man in his late 30s was arrested today on the way to the U.S. Capitol on what he thought would be a suicide mission.
The man was arrested by the FBI after a lengthy investigation, although it’s unclear how law enforcement learned of the man or his inclinations.
He thought he was going to meet al-Qaeda operatives, but was actually being lured by undercover federal agents.
When arrested, he was putting on a vest filled with what he thought were genuine explosives, but were not. The FBI reports he was acting alone, and that he had been praying at a mosque before he met with agents.
This report was tweeted by Fox at 1 p.m. Eastern.
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