A Florida man was arrested in connection with an alleged plot to distribute information about a bomb at a Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 11 stair-step memorial.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice news release, Josha Ryne Goldberg, 20, of Orange Park, Fla., was arrested for distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, Goldberg was in contact, through online communications, with an individual who law enforcement knew to be a confidential human source.
Between July and September of this year, Goldberg distributed information to the source on how to manufacture a bomb, the complaint stated. He instructed the source to make a pressure-cooker bomb and fill it with nails, metal and other items dipped in rat poison, according to the criminal complaint.
Goldberg then instructed the source to place the bomb at an upcoming memorial in Kansas City, Mo., to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice statement.