Dallas office building target of Muslim bomb plot

Dallas office building target of Muslim bomb plot

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

24 September 2009:¬† Hosam Maher Husein SMADI, 19, an illegal immigrant from Jordan, was arrested and charged today with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. SMADI, a resident of Italy, Texas, was arrested¬† by FBI agents immediately after he placed an inactive car bomb at the base of the Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower located at 1445 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas.smadi“The criminal complaint alleges that Hosam Smadi sought and attempted to bomb the Fountain Place office tower, but a coordinated undercover law enforcement action was able to thwart his efforts and ensure no one was harmed,” said David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

SMADI was discovered through surveillance of an Arabic language Internet web site. For important details of this criminal case, please review the criminal complaint (provided below in PDF format).

Criminal Complaint (PDF File)