Skip to comments.Honduran Citizen Charged With Attempting to Use an Explosive Device in Popular Miami Mall
Posted on 10/23/2017 5:56:26 PM PDT by markomalley
Vicente Adolfo Solano, 53, a citizen of Honduras residing in Miami, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in a planned attack at a shopping mall in Miami.
Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida and Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Langan of the FBIs Miami Field Office made the announcement.
As described in the complaint, Solano planned to place and detonate an explosive device in a crowded area of a popular Miami mall. Solano discussed his plot with a confidential human source and two FBI undercover employees. According to the complaint, Solano provided three videos to the source, in which Solano makes pro-ISIS statements and expresses anti-U.S. sentiments.
Just prior to his arrest, Solano took possession of what he believed was an explosive device, took steps to arm it and walked toward a mall entrance in order to carry out his attack. Unbeknownst to Solano, the device was inert and did not pose a risk to the public.
If convicted, the defendant faces a statutory maximum of life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court after considering the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Solano is scheduled to have a pre-trial detention hearing on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley. The arraignment is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6. Solano traveled to the U.S. on a tourist visa and was granted temporary legal status for humanitarian reasons in 2002.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Mr. Boente and Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Gilbert of the Southern District of Florida and Trial Attorney Jolie Zimmerman of the National Security Divisions Counterterrorism Section.
I was just reading about this.
One word, Gitmo!
Just blowing up malls that Americans don’t want to blow up, you know, an act of love.........../s
The list of officers and agencies shows a lot of “Acting,” personel.
Why? Because the predecessors in those jobs keep ending up DEAD.
Why is that?
Is there any information as to what his motive was?
Just planting the bombs Americans refuse to plant.
Cuz nothing says "Thank you, host country" like planting a bomb in a shopping mall.
How did he become a “resident”?
He has anti-U.S. sentiments. Is he angry that 0bama and Hillary supported a communist coup against the Honduran constitution or angry that they failed?
As far as I can tell, investigators are clueless on motive.
Another DREAMER denied by racist police.
Yet another wonderful immigrant?
Gotta luv that Attitude of Gratitude, huh, Slimes, Dims, Wapo?
>>and was granted temporary legal status for humanitarian reasons in 2002.
OH the humanity.
15 years is not “temporary”.
[>>and was granted temporary legal status for humanitarian reasons in 2002.]
An act of love.
I’ve only met one Honduran citizen in my life (that I know of) and he was a U.S. soldier guarding the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. As we talked, I asked him why he joined the U.S. Army and he said that he wanted to become an American citizen and this was one way he could do it.
Don’t knock everyone from a country just because one is an asshole.
And the third or fourth US soldier I met in SVN at Pleiku was a child refugee from the anti-communist Hungarian revolution in 1956. I asked 1st lt. Steve Klimko (MAT) why he was in the Army and he said that it was to pay back America for taking him and his family in as political refugees, and that he wanted to fight back against communism (because he knew what it really was) (From my notes of 11/01/70, Pleiku, Central Highlands, SVN).
He should be shot.
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