7:30pm UK, Monday January 09, 2012
A suspected Islamic extremist has been arrested over an alleged plan to attack businesses and a police station in Florida, US authorities have said.
Sami Osmakac, 25, a naturalised US citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, was arrested in Tampa on January 7 following a sting operation.
According to the US justice department he allegedly tried to create a car bomb and obtain an assault rifle and explosives.
His arrest followed a months-long surveillance during which he was closely monitored by law enforcement officials.
Officials said Mr Osmakac has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which they identified as explosives.
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