A man allegedly inspired by ISIS has been arrested over a plot to blow up a busy Miami shopping center.
Vicente Solano was taken into custody on Friday following an FBI counter-terrorism undercover operation, the Miami Herald reports.
Solano had thought he was speaking to a radical when he told an FBI informant of his alleged plans to bomb the Dolphin Mall.
It is not clear when he had planned to allegedly detonate the device.
Authorities said Solano had made pro-ISIS videos but there was no indication he had been directed to carry out the alleged attack by the terrorist group.
Solano had acquired what he thought was a real bomb, which he allegedly planned to detonate at the shopping mall.
But the undercover agents he had been speaking to had actually given him a fake device.
The undercover operation of supplying a hoax device to would-be bombers is a strategy that has been applied in other recent investigations.
The FBI arrested a 23-year-old in August for allegedly trying to detonate a bomb in Oklahoma City. Jerry Drake Varnell allegedly tried to trigger what he thought was an ammonium nitrate fertilizer bomb outside a bank. He had been given a fake bomb by an undercover FBI agent who was posing as someone who wanted to help him.