ABC News has learned a Chicago-area man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack.
Sources say the man is accused of planning to use firearms and explosives to attack a specific mall in Rockford, Ill. The alleged plan was to target this mall during the holiday shopping season.
The suspect is being described as a "lone wolf" style terrorist and is not believed to have ties to any organized terrorist group.
Charges are expected to be formally announced in Chicago later today.
Update: From our suspect: "I probably would have eventually ended up just stabbing the sh** out of some Jews or something...Because during the war with Hezbollah, man, I had already started looking at synagogues."