Tampa Islamic State supporter rehearsed attack, tried to buy gun before arrest, FBI says

TAMPA — In the month before his arrest Sunday, federal agents says Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari was preparing for a bloodbath.

The 23-year-old Tampa man ordered a bullet-resistant vest, a long sleeved hooded coat, an animal balaclava face mask and a drone. He bought an Uzi submachine gun and tried to order firearm parts and a silencer from eBay, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Middle District of Florida.


In his free time, he surfed...