MIAMI -- An FBI spokesman in Washington says there is no threat to the public in connection with the arrests of seven people for allegedly plotting attacks against US buildings.
Chicago's Sears Tower was said to have been among the targets in what is being called the early stages of a plot. The arrests came in Miami, where FBI agents swarmed a warehouse in the Liberty City area, using a torch to take off a metal door.
One neighbor said the suspects had been sleeping in the warehouse while running what seemed to be a "military boot camp."
An official told The Associated Press the alleged plotters were mainly Americans with no apparent ties to al-Qaida or other foreign terrorist organizations. Residents living near the warehouse said the men taken into custody described themselves as Muslims and had tried to recruit
young people to join their group.
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