Cops claim to foil terrorist attack with a ‘sting’ operation

FBI agents claim they busted a pissed-off Somali-born teenager just as he was readying to blow up an explosive-packed ban that he hoped to use to spread death and destruction at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon over the holiday weekend. What the would-be bomber did not know was that the bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by FBI agents in an elaborate sting operation. Agents arrested Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, at 5:40 p.m. local time Friday as he dialed a cell phone he thought would set off the device. Instead of an explosion, agents and police
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