Five arrested in Cleveland bomb plot: official

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Posted: May 01, 2012 10:09 AM
Five arrested in Cleveland bomb plot: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested five self-described anarchists in Cleveland for allegedly plotting to blow up a bridge but the group was monitored as part of an undercover FBI operation, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Tuesday.

The group had no ties to foreign terrorist organizations and the plot was not connected to the anniversary of the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a raid by U.S. forces a year ago, the official said.

Additional details about the plot were not immediately available.

(Reporting By Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Doina Chiacu)