(JTA) – The FBI arrested a man who allegedly was planning to throw a bomb into a North Miami Beach synagogue, a South Florida television station reported.
The aborted attack on the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center had been set to occur on Friday evening during holiday services for the end of Passover, WSVN reported early Monday.
WSVN quoted unnamed sources who said agents posing as terrorists stopped the suspect.
The suspect may be a convert to Islam, according to the report.
The Conservative synagogue has about 800 member families and houses an early childhood center, according to its website.
WSVN did not say when the suspect was taken into custody, but reported that the unnamed sources said the centre was never in imminent danger since the suspect was arrested before he could put his plan into motion.
The suspect reportedly will appear in federal court early this week.
The FBI did not comment to WSVN on the report.