Fla. bomb plot suspect not competent for trial

Posted at 1:05 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 13:05:41-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge has determined that a Florida man accused of sending bomb-making plans to an FBI informant for an alleged attack on the 9/11 anniversary is not mentally competent enough to stand trial.

Twenty-year-old Joshua Goldberg is charged with distributing information relating to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.

At a hearing Monday in Jacksonville federal court, a judge ordered him to complete a more thorough four-month evaluation.

Earlier this month, a psychologist found Goldberg not mentally sound enough for trial. She said Goldberg suffers from a mental disorder that impairs his ability to understand what is happening.

The FBI says Goldberg called for an attack on a contest for drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas, and boasted about helping plan attacks on synagogues in Australia. Goldberg was arrested in September.