Harlem Suarez, a 23 year old man connected to ISIS was planning to attack Key West and South Beach beach fronts with buried bombs. His target date was July 4th, a popular beach day in South Florida, but the planning did not come together for him. He however remained intent in bringing terror to South Florida.
The FBI caught up with him yesterday, and he was subsequently arrested. He had been posting threats and plans on Facebook under the name of Almlak Benitez
“Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to
be the new future of the world Caliphate,” he wrote in one such posting.
“I need some emest from any brother. How to make a bomb send me a video or something, and what do I need to make it,”
According the to Miami New Times:
An FBI confidential human source located in West Palm Beach (the complaint does not make it completely clear whether it’s the same person who originally tipped off the PBSO) made contact with Suarez, and the suspect divulged his plot to blow up a beach. He allegedly planned to use a weapon known as a “timer bomb,” a device that is filled with nails and able to be concealed easily in a backpack. Suarez planned to bury the bomb under the sand on a public beach and then detonate the device via cell phone.