Man arrested after placing inactive bomb in Dallas skyscraper

Fountain Place
Fountain Place

DALLAS (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say they've arrested a 19-year-old Jordanian national and charged him with trying to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper.

According to a statement issued Thursday by the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, Hosam Maher Husein Smadi is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

He was arrested Thursday after placing a decoy car bomb at Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower.

FBI agents have been keeping watch over the man, who lived in the small North Texas town of Italy.

Court documents did not show an attorney for Smadi.