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Bail Hearing For Man Accused In Synagogue Bomb Plot Delayed

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Hollywood man accused of plotting to set off an explosive at a South Florida Jewish center was scheduled to go before a federal judge on Thursday.

That hearing, however, was pushed to next week after a state prosecutor said he hadn't been able to speak with James Medina, 40, because he is still in a federal detention facilities medical ward.

Federal prosecutors say they will oppose bail for Medina, calling him a flight risk and danger to the community.

Medina faces life in prison if convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. The FBI says Medina plotted with an undercover informant to obtain an explosive device to use at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center during recent Passover observances.

Medina was arrested after the informant gave him a fake bomb.

FBI recordings show Medina allegedly supported the Islamic State group and claimed an obligation to attack Jews in the U.S.

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