Somali-American teen held in Portland Christmas bomb plot

Law enforcement officers in Portland Oregon derailed a plot to bomb the lighting of a community Christmas tree Friday night.

CNN reported that Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia, was seized in connection with a plan to detonate a vehicle bomb.

But the bomb turned out to be a fake and none of the contents were actually explosive.

However, officials believe Mohamud thought the bomb was real and intended to detonate it at the lighting ceremony.

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