FBI Thwarts ISIS Florida Beach Attack

FBI Thwarts ISIS Florida Beach Attack
Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:51:14

Key West Man has been arrested after allegedly planning to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West beach.

Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday after taking possession of an inert 'backpack bomb' on Monday, the Department of Justice said,According to Daily Mail.

The FBI had been aware of Suarez since April of this year after a series of Facebook posts that praised Middle Eastern terrorist organization Islamic State.

'Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to be the new future of the world Caliphate,' he allegedly said in a post from an account titled Almlak Benitez.

Harlem Suarez, 23, was arrested on Monday on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West, Florida, beach

 The Facebook account, which was traced to Suarez, had posted ISIS beheading videos and also was seen asking for instructions on how to make a bomb.

Suarez, a restaurant worker who never actually made a bomb, received the inert device from an FBI informant after giving him supplies to make an explosive with galvanized nails.

'If one day...I get a day off... I can go to the beach at the night time, put the thing in the sand, cover it up, so the next day I just call and the thing is gonna, is gonna make, a real hard noise from nowhere,' Suarez allegedly told the informant.

The FBI informant also helped the suspect make an ISIS recruiting video at a hotel and said that Suarez had ordered two AK-47 rifles on the Internet and was going to pick them up at a local pawn shop.

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