US recruiting centre bomb plot arrest

2010-12-08 19:18

Baltimore - Authorities say a person has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment centre.

Marcia Murphy, a spokesperson for the US attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the person will appear in court on Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesperson also confirmed the arrest.

They did not provide any more details.

An official who was briefed on the arrest told AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release the information that the person was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it.

The official says the person's goal was to blow up a military recruitment centre.

The official says the person is a US citizen and the plot was carried out in Baltimore County.