by Sandy Eller – VIN News
A South Florida man who was planning a Passover terror attack on a Miami area synagogue is in FBI custody after federal agents who posed as terrorists set up a sting operation to stop the planned bloodshed.
According to Florida’s 7News an unidentified man had planned to throw an explosive device over the wall encircling the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center on Friday night, the last night of Passover.
Those familiar with the case believe that the suspect may have converted to Islam.
Sources said that the Conservative synagogue was never in actual danger because the suspect was apprehended before he was able to carry out the planned attack.
Although the FBI has refused to comment on the incident, sources have said that the suspect will be in federal court early this week, possibly as early as tomorrow.
“It’s a very scary world and you know what? I don’t think that anybody is safe anywhere,” Aventura resident Kim Tepper said.
The synagogue, located on NE 30th Avenue in Aventura, is also home to a religious school and a summer camp for children.