Closed captioning of: FBI credits tipsters in thwarting terror plot
is due to appear in court this morning, accused of planning to launch terror attacks in the u.s. one of his possible targets, according to the
, was the home of a former president.
has details. pete, good morning.
says this was no mere sting but was a long-planned terror plot moving toward its final stages to build bombs and identify targets. if not for the alert ness of a few people it might never have been discovered. three weeks ago the
company got what it considered a strange order from a
student for a chemical that can be used in making explosives.
he placed the order the day after it was shipped we became aware of suspicious circumstances around the shipment. we immediately notified the
the student used his real name to make the order. khalid al-dissari, from lubbock, texas. another tip came from a
. he wanted the chemicals sent to the company office because hazardous materials couldn't be sent to his home. the
tipped off police. the
it was a huge break.
they consulted with us immediately allowing us to preserve certain covert investigative opportunities that ultimately neutralized what was absolutely a planned act of
terrorism in the united states
it was such a covert investigation that al dasari never knew they searched his apartment, discovering he was on his way to building a powerful bomb. he wrote of planning to commit a
in the u.s. since he was in
in audit arabia, studying hard to qualify for government scholarships to come here for college. after mastering the language, learning tole build explosives and planning to target the infidel americans it is time for jihad. the
say he researched targets online. dams in california or colorado, new york streets for
, even the dallas home or former
president george w. bush
he wasn't communicating with anyone outside the
. it makes him difficult to detect by
he had not prepared a bomb or selected a target but if it hadn't been for the suspicions of the company that called the
he would be still working toward his goal.
let's be glad it didn't go further than that.