FBI Busts Suspected Domestic Terrorism Ring
FBI agents today, armed with search and arrest warrants, busted 5 or 7 people in Miami's Liberty City for involvement in a domestic terrorism group.
Authorities are saying those arrested posed no immediate danger to Miami. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the FBI will explain tomorrow at a press conference.
No explosives or weapons were seized in the raid. Judging from the repeated references to a "domestic terror scheme" and the comments of neighbors who said they recognized photos of the 8 men shown to them by agents, it sounds like those arrested are homegrown, not middle-Eastern or al-Qaeda.
CNN tv report: One of those arrested had a Haitian background. It was a preventive bust, after a year's investigation. They were not at a stage to act. The Sears Tower in Chicago and FBI building in Miami were long range targets. There was an undercover informant who convinced the group that he was an Islamic radical.
Update: A local teenager interviewed in a Fox News report who recognized the arrested men said they were "black men" whom he thought were opening a karate studio. In other words, these are Americans not middle-easterners. The AP: Suspects mainly American with no apparent connection to al-Qaeda.
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