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Man arrested in mall attack plot, source says

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• Man planned to set off grenades in shopping malls, source says
• Suspect not part of any group, source says
• Tip came to FBI via confidential source
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CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- A 22-year-old man was arrested in Chicago, Illinois, this week in connection with a plot to detonate explosives in malls, a federal law enforcement source said.

The man -- described as a U.S. citizen named Derrick Shareef -- faces charges for allegedly planning to set off hand grenades in garbage cans in malls during the holiday season.

He was arrested Wednesday, the source said.

A criminal complaint filed against him was unsealed Friday. He is to be charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and with planning to damage or destroy buildings by fire or explosion, the source said.

He was allegedly working by himself, and was not affiliated with a particular group, the source said. A confidential source working with the FBI alerted them to the alleged plot.

CNN's Kelli Arena contributed to this report.



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