The FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Moroccan man in February in downtown Washington after a lengthy investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a shooting spree and a suicide bombing at the Capitol.
Feb. 17, 2012Members of the FBI and police remove packages from a shed behind a house in the Douglas Park neighborhood of Arlington. Authorities raided the red-brick rambler after the arrest of a Moroccan man in a plot to attack the Capitol.Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post
An illegal immigrant from Northern Virginia was arrested blocks from the Capitol while carrying an inoperable MAC-10 automatic weapon and a fake suicide vest provided to him by undercover FBI agents posing as al-Qaeda associates, U.S. officials said.
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