ISIS supporter charged with trying to bomb Miami mall

PUBLISHED Mon, October 23, 2017 - 11:44pm EDT
Credit: Facebook

A supporter of the Islamic State group (ISIS) has been arrested after he allegedly tried to bomb a busy mall near Miami, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday as they charged him with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. (more)

Vicente Adolfo Solano, a 53-year-old citizen of Honduras who is residing in Miami, was in contact with a confidential source and two employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whom he sent videos to in which he made statements in support of ISIS and expressed anti-U.S. sentiments.

According to the criminal complaint, Solano discussed his plan to place and detonate an explosive device in a crowded area of the Dolphin Mall, which is the largest retail value shopping center in Miami-Dade County. It is home to about 240 stores.

Just prior to his arrest, Solano took possession of what he believed was an explosive device and took steps to arm it. He then walked toward a mall entrance in order to carry out his attack, but unbeknownst to Solano, the device was inert and did not pose a threat to the public.

If found guilty, Solano faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.

  Miami, FL     





Happening Now

Dramatic video shows North Korean defector’s escape

Uber concealed data breach affecting 57 million people

U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 alleged militants

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

Large fire and explosion along I-75 near Auburn Hills, Michigan


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.


Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!


Large fire and explosion along I-75 near Auburn Hills, Michigan

Iowa Amber Alert: Beyonce Carrasco abducted from Denison

Shooting at Ace Hardware in Goffstown, New Hampshire, kills 1

‘The Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy in critical condition - TMZ

Earthquake hits near Merida in Venezuela, felt in Colombia


British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns over allegations

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Knife-wielding man attacks people at mall in southeast Poland

U.S. company to resume search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

North Korea preparing for long-range missile test, Russian lawmaker says