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Joshua Goldberg: Florida man accused in bomb plot not competent for trial, says judge

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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.

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