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FBI Arrests Terrorist Suspect

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The FBI arrested El Mehdi Semlali Fahti due to his planned bomb attacks, on Monday.

The 27-year-old Moroccan national was held without bail in Connecticut, after agents discovered his intention to fly bombs on drone-like mechanisms constructed out of radio-controlled airplanes, into a federal building and school.

Fahti's arrest was related to immigration charges, while he may face terrorism charges on a federal grand jury level. FBI officials didn't offer specific locations of the premeditated attack. They did state that the offender wanted to hit a Connecticut federal building and an out-of-state school.

An undercover agent secretly recorded the criminal for months and found tools and wires in his Bridgeport apartment. Fhati admitted to the agent that he could purchase bomb supplies in southern California and fund the plot with drug dealing and laundered revenues.

The Moroccan was held without bail on Monday at a Bridgeport federal court. El Mehdi Semlali Fahti's specific charges included false statement making, falsifying declarations to a federal immigration judge and falsely swearing under oath. Fhati faced deportation after remaining in the United States for seven years, after his student visa expired and failing out of college.