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Illinois man charged in plot to bomb federal offices

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September 24, 2009
Homeland Security News
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“An Illinois man was ordered held on Thursday on charges he tried to blow up a federal building in the state capital, a case unrelated to the New York terrorism plot.

Michael Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested in Springfield, Illinois, and charged with attempted murder of federal officers or employees and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, charges that carry a life sentence.

‘Fortunately, a coordinated undercover law enforcement effort was able to thwart his efforts and ensure no one was harmed,’ David Kris, assistant Attorney General for National Security, said in a statement.”

(Source: UPDATE 1-Illinois man charged in plot to bomb federal offices | Markets | Markets News | Reuters)