September 27, 2021

FBI Foils ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Miami Mall, Suspect Arrested

Shoppers at the Dolphin Mall are shown on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (Photo/Sebastián Ballestas Miami Herald File)

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly planning to plant an ISIS-inspired attack at a shopping mall.

53-year-old Vicente Solano was caught in a FBI sting operation on Friday where he thought he was communicating with like-minded radicals.

Undercover agents supplied Solano with a fake bomb, and officials say he planned to use the device at the Dolphin Mall in Miami.

Authorities also claim he posted pro-Islamic State videos online.

Solano is set to make his first appearance in court sometime Monday to face a criminal complaint.

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