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US Soldier Arrested in Alleged Plot to Blow up 9/11 Memorial

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US Soldier Arrested in Alleged Plot to Blow up 9/11 Memorial

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A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday for allegedly plotting to blow up the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Cole James Bridges, 20, spoke to an FBI employee who was posing as someone else about a plan to blow up the memorial, according to a criminal complaint. Bridges also spoke with the employee, who posed as a female sympathizer to the terror group ISIS, about how to attack and kill U.S. soldiers in the Middle East. Asked by the FBI covert employee last year how he managed to join the military given his contacts with ISIS, Bridges responded: “Mm nobody knew I had contacts besides my family but it was never confirmed. They were suspicious. Even still because I had homeland security show up to my work before the army. And today this Investigation department came to the camp.” He then sent a picture of a flag often used by …

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