Authorities: Moroccan expecting to detonate suicide bomb vest arrested near U.S. Capitol
Published 02/17/2012, Associated Press
A 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to detonate what he thought was a suicide vest, given to him by FBI undercover operatives, said police and government officials. Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria, Va., was taken into custody with an inoperable gun and inert explosives, according to a counterterrorism official.Word count: 314
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