Oregon bomb-plot suspect wanted 'spectacular show'

This image released Nov. 27, 2010 by the Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office shows Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19. Federal agents in a sting operation arrested the Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van full of what he believed were explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony, federal authorities said. The bomb was a fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office)

November 27, 2010 1:51:23 PM PST
A Somali-born teenager plotted "a spectacular show" of terrorism for months, saying he didn't mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, according to a law-enforcement official and court documents.