Authorities have arrested a man on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on Capitol Hill. In his 30’s, the man of Moroccan descent was arrested following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack.
The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. When he was arrested Friday in Washington, he was carrying with him a vest supposedly packed with explosives, but the material inside was not actually dangerous. A short time earlier, he had been praying at a mosque in the Washington area. His destination was Capitol Hill.