FBI: El Mehdi Senlali Fathi, of Bridgeport, wanted to bomb school, government building

Police say El Mehdi Senlali Fathi wanted to use a drone to bomb a school and a government building. (4/8/14)

BRIDGEPORT - A man who had been living in Bridgeport is accused of plotting to turn model airplanes into flying bombs.

The FBI arrested El Mehdi Senlali Fathi Monday.

The Moroccan national was living in Bridgeport. The apartment owner says he gave Fathi a room for free about three months ago because he didn't have a job.

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Authorities say the 27-year-old had overstayed a student visa after failing out of Virginia International University. He was arrested on immigration charges, but authorities think he was plotting to allegedly use a drone-like plane to bomb an out-of-state school and federal building.

Fathi is being held without bail in Rhode Island and may face forthcoming terrorism charges.

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