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Suspected 'backpack bomber' wanted to blow up beach

A 23-year-old US man charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction told a source that he wanted to make a "timer bomb" that would blow up on a beach in Florida, the Justice Department has said

Suarez purchased components for this device, which was to contain galvanized nails, be concealed in a backpack and be remotely detonated by a cellphone.

Suarez intended to bury the device at a public beach in Key West and then detonate it.

– US Department of Justice
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