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Florida Man Arrested in Alleged 9/11 Anniversary Bomb Plot

FILE - The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington.

U.S. federal agents have arrested a Florida man for allegedly being part of a plot to set off a bomb during Friday's September 11 memorial service in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Justice Department said Thursday that Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, handed out information to an undercover FBI agent on how to build a pressure cooker bomb, similar to the bombs that killed three and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon in 2013.

Goldberg allegedly told the agent to fill the bomb with nails, pieces of metal and rat poison, and put it at the September 11 memorial.

Goldberg faces 20 years in prison if he is tried and convicted.

Cities across the country, including Kansas City, on Friday will remember the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed about 3,000 people in New York City, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.