UPDATED 1:51 p.m. ET
U.S. officials on Friday arrested a Moroccan man they say was planning a suicide mission at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told CBS News.
The man was never a real threat and part of an apparent sting, the official told CBS News.
The suspect is a 29-year-old, who is in the United States illegally and living in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said.
The man had been seeking assistance in executing a terrorist attack against the United States, and officials had investigating him for months. FBI agents arrested him in his garage in Alexandria after providing him with what he believed was a suicide vest.
Additional reporting by Andres Triay and John Miller.