A man who may have converted to Islam planned to throw an explosive device into a prominent Florida synagogue on Friday, authorities said, but the FBI reportedly caught him before he could carry out the alleged plot.
Juan Medina was accused of trying to blow up the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center during Passover services, The Miami Herald reported. Officials portrayed Medina as being anti-Semitic, The Herald said.
FBI agents found out about the threat and used a confidential source to set up a sting and catch Medina, WSVN reported. The center was crowded on the second-to-last day of Passover when Medina allegedly planned to hurl some type of explosive over a synagogue wall, according to WSVN.
Medina is being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami and is slated to appear in court Monday afternoon to be charged with a weapons of mass destruction offense.
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