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'Bomb plotter' arrested in Baltimore

'Bomb plotter' arrested in Baltimore 08 Dec 2010 A Baltimore man was arrested on Wednesday on charges he plotted to detonate a vehicle bomb at a U.S. Armed Forces recruitment centre in Maryland, a plot that was a sting operation, the U.S. Justice Department said. A law enforcement official said the individual arrested was a 21-year-old male who is an American citizen and converted to be a Muslim. The case is the latest in a series of sting operations by law enforcement agencies involving terrorism plots, including one case in which an Oregon man was arrested last month on charges he tried to detonate a car bomb [supplied by the FBI] near a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.