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A Florida man who posed as a Australian resident online was arrested and charged for allegedly planning a bomb attack on a 9/11 memorial in Kansas City, Mo.

The suspect, 20-year-old Joshua Ryne Goldberg of Orange Park, reportedly provided information on how to build a bomb to an FBI agent he began communicating with online in July, law enforcement authorities said Thursday. He then told the agent to place the bomb at the memorial. Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

From the Department of Justice (DOJ):

According to the criminal complaint, Goldberg was in contact, through on-line communications, with an individual who law enforcement knew to be a Confidential Human Source (CHS). Between the months of July and September 2015, Goldberg distributed information to the CHS on how to manufacture a bomb. He instructed the CHS to make a pressure cooker bomb and fill it with nails, metal, and other items dipped in rat poison. Goldberg instructed the CHS to place the bomb at an upcoming memorial in Kansas City, Missouri that was commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Goldberg has been charged with “distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

If convicted, he could spend 20 years in federal prison.

SOURCE: DOJ | VIDEO SOURCE: NDN

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