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FBI: 5 arrested, wanted to blow up Ohio bridge

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CLEVELAND -

Five suspects are behind bars after police say the group plotted to bomb a bridge. Investigators in Cuyahoga County say five self-proclaimed anarchists planned several attacks in the Brecksville area.

The FBI reports the group thought they purchased two explosive devices with a remote detonator, but they were actually fake bombs provided by an undercover agent.

The target of the plot was a bridge that carries a state highway over part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the Brecksville area, about 15 miles south of downtown Cleveland.

The suspects placed the fake bombs at the base of a bridge late Monday night and then attempted to it up.

Agents say the public was never in any danger.

"Law enforcement took swift, collaborative action based on this intelligence and undertook a myriad of coordinated investigative techniques in order to eliminate the risk of violence and protect the public," said FBI special agent Stephen Anthony.

The FBI reports the suspects discussed attacks on various landmarks but were not a part of any international terrorist plot.

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