February 2017

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Florida man found guilty of Daesh-inspired bomb plot

A Florida man was convicted on Tuesday of plotting to set off a bomb at a public beach in an act that prosecutors said was inspired by the militant group Daesh. Harlem Suarez, 25, was found guilty at trial of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and providing material support to terrorists. He faces up to life in prison at his sentencing. Federal agents employed a paid informant to communicate with Suarez after he promoted Daesh on Facebook, according to court documents. Suarez decided he wanted to build a nail-filled bomb that he would bury at a beach in Key West and detonate remotely, prosecutors said. He gave the informant components, including nails, and was arrested after he […]