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Mental Competency Hearing Set for Florida Man in 9/11 Bomb Plot

  • Associated Press

FILE - The home of accused 9/11 bomb plotter Joshua Goldberg is seen in Orange Park, Florida, Sept. 11, 2015.

FILE - The home of accused 9/11 bomb plotter Joshua Goldberg is seen in Orange Park, Florida, Sept. 11, 2015.

A federal judge will determine whether a Florida man accused of sending bomb-making plans to an FBI informant for an alleged attack on the 9/11 anniversary is mentally competent enough to stand trial.

Twenty-year-old Joshua Goldberg is charged with distributing information relating to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Jacksonville federal court.

Earlier this month, a psychologist found Goldberg not mentally sound enough for trial. She said Goldberg suffers from a mental disorder that impairs his ability to understand what is happening.

The FBI says Goldberg called for an attack on a contest for drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas, and boasted about helping plan attacks on synagogues in Australia. Goldberg was arrested in September.

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