Authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center.
Sources tell CBS News that the man is a U.S. citizen and a convert to Islam. His name is Antonio Martinez, but now calls himself Muhammed Hussain.
The source told CBS News that he had been "mouthing off" to friends and "wanted to retaliate against the military for the wars," and when others heard about it, "they wanted nothing to do with it."
An FBI undercover agent was able to develop a relationship with the suspect as part of the investigation. A source tells CBS News "this was a good catch but not a sophisticated plot."
Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the suspect will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest.
An official who was briefed on the arrest told AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information that the person was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it.
The suspect is expected to be charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and was under surveillance by law enforcement for months.
U.S. law enforcement officials told CBS News that the case was "similar to Portland." Mohamed O. Mohamud is accused of trying to detonate a van during a Christmas tree lightening ceremony in Portland, but the FBI infiltrated the plot in its early stages and supplied Mohamud with fake explosives.
A spokeswoman from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore said there is no evidence this individual is tied to the recent shootings at military recruiting centers in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
After weeks of investigating, officials arrested Martinez while he attempted to detonate what he believed to be a car bomb at the Armed Forces Career Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike. Martinez is a U.S. national from Nicaragua and recent convert to Islam.
According to his public profile on Facebook, "I'm just a yung brotha from the wrong side of the tracks who embraced Islam."
No one at USCIS appears to be asking the right questions or doing anything to keep out the obvious riffraff in the immigration process.
The woman said Thursday that she's a "devout American" and is upset and embarrassed over her son's actions. Authorities say Antonio Martinez is a naturalized U.S. citizen who goes by the name Muhammad Hussain after his recent conversion.