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Competency Hearing Set For Man In Aventura Synagogue Bomb Plot

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A mental competency hearing will be held next month for man who reportedly planned to set off an explosive at an Aventura synagogue and Jewish school.

On Monday a Miami judge scheduled a December 9th hearing for James Medina. His attorney previously raised questions about Medina's mental state and ability to assist in his own defense.

The FBI says Medina plotted with an undercover informant to acquire a bomb to attack the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center during Passover observances. Medina was arrested after the informant provided him with a real-looking dummy bomb that could not explode.

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

He has pleaded not guilty.

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