A man from Baltimore was in court Wednesday afternoon facing charges that he tried to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville, Md., Wednesday morning.
Antonio Martinez, 21, is accused of trying to drive a vehicle into a recruiting center. Federal authorities say Martinez believed the vehicle contained a bomb, but U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says the vehicle did not.
"During the course of the investigation, it was agreed that the undercover agent would provide the bomb that would be used to blow up the armed forces recruiting center. But at no point was there any danger. This bomb was inert, that means it would not explode," he says.
Federal authorities were first alerted to Martinez, who also goes by the name Mohommed Hosain, after a citizen became concerned about postings on Martinez's Facebook page.
He faces life in prison if convicted of the charges against him.