A Muslim teenager has been arrested after attempting to detonate a device moments before a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in the US, officials have said.
Mohamud yelled "Allahu Akhkbar" and tried to kick agents as they swooped in on him, prosecutors said.
According to a federal complaint, Mohamud and the "unindicted associate" used coded language in an email which the FBI believes Mohamud discussed travelling to Pakistan to prepare for "violent jihad."
Somali Mohamud, a naturalised US citizen of Corvallis, Oregon, is accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Remember, the State department is importing whole Muslim communities from Somalia.
A teenager has been arrested after attempting to detonate a device moments before a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in the US, officials have said.
Mohammed Osman Mohaumud was arrested in an FBI sting
Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested by FBI officials on Friday evening in a car-bomb sting operation in Portland, Oregon.
The suspect is said to have driven a van to the crowded event, parked and tried to detonate a device using a mobile phone.
However, the supposed explosive was a fake, supplied to him by FBI operatives.
Mohamud shouted "Allahu Akhkbar" (God is the greatest) and tried to kick agents as they swooped in on him, prosecutors said.
"The device was in fact inert, and the public was never in danger," the US Attorney's Office has been reported as saying.
"This defendant's chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people - even here in Oregon - who are determined to kill Americans.
"The good work of law enforcement protected Oregonians in this case - and we have no reason to believe there is any continuing threat arising from this case."
SCREENSHOT IN CASE THEY TAKE IT DOWN