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Jordanian Muslim arrested after placing inactive bomb in Dallas skyscraper

September 24, 2009

Jordanian Arrested In Dallas Plot To Bomb 60 Story Office Tower

September 24, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a statement released by the DOJ, "Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, 19, has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction."

Continuing, the DOJ said, "Smadi, who was under continuous surveillance by the FBI, was arrested today near Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower ... in downtown Dallas, after he placed an inert/inactive car bomb at the location."

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Man arrested after placing inactive bomb in Dallas

(AP)

DALLAS Federal officials say a 19-year-old Jordanian national has been arrested on charges he plotted to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper.

Federal officials say the case has no connection with the major terrorism investigation under way in Colorado and New York or the Thursday arrest of a man facing similar charges in Springfield, Illinois.

A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas says Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested Thursday after placing what he thought was a bomb at the 60-story Fountain Place office tower. The decoy device was given to him by an undercover FBI agent.

The FBI has been monitoring the man, who lived in the small north Texas town of Italy.

He's charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Court documents don't list a defense attorney.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

DALLAS (AP) Federal officials say a 19-year-old Jordanian national has been arrested on charges he plotted to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper.

A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas says Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested Thursday after placing what he thought was a bomb at the 60-story Fountain Place office tower. The decoy device was given to him by an undercover FBI agent.

The statement says the FBI has monitoring the man, who lived in the small north Texas town of Italy.

He is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

A U.S. attorney's spokeswoman in Illinois says that office knows of no connection between the Texas case and the Thursday arrest of a man facing similar charges in Springfield, Illinois.

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