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FBI: Terrorist Attack On Cleveland Thwarted

Associated Press

Justice Department and FBI personnel say they foiled a suspected terrorist attack on the City of Cleveland by an American citizen. 

FBI agent Stephen Anthony says Demetrius Pitts expressed his support for al-Qaida last year while living in Cincinnati, and talked about detonating bombs at a July Fourth parade in Cleveland and later in Philadelphia.

Federal prosecutor Justin Herdman says Pitts began crafting his plan when he moved to Cleveland in May.


Pitts was arrested this past Sunday and faces multiple federal charges.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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