The New York Times is the source...I remember that story. The guys name was Mohammed Salem and he was being tricked into believing he was assisting the CIA with a bomb plot "drill" on the World Trade Center. When Mohamed found out the bombs they were using were REAL he contacted the FBI, recorded the whole conversation with those in charge of the "DRILL", and informed the FBI that that someone was trying to blow up the WTC, but was ignored...ergo WTC explosion 1993. Mr Salem was still convicted as the person who was trying to do it despite it being revealed as a government Op.
You recently had a group of men arrested in the Bronx claiming they were going to perform terroristic acts with "BOMBS GIVEN TO THEM BY AGENTS". Though they claimed they were not given any bombs or weapons they were still arrested and charged with terrorism.
Still another group of men in the Bronx were given weapons by agents and told to go and blow up synagogues. The men claimed they were not given weapons, but were offered cash for no reason, then they were arrested by "AGENTS" and charged with attempting to commit terroristic acts, anti semitism (there is that misused word again) etc etc.
Now this case involving a Somali person supposedly is an example of flat out LYING, entrapment and scapegoating. Essentially this case tells that the FBI and/or CIA searched out the city for a Somali Teenager patsy who more than likely did not speak English, gave him a cell phone and told him to stand by a car. The rest of the story was concocted for the sake of making the Portland cops appear necessary in their jobs. As you well know massive budget cuts are necessary for all US cities to remain afloat. the police and fire departments consume a LOT of each cities budget. So to appear NEEDED, these cops are setting up entrapment schemes to justify remaining on the job or avoiding budget cuts...sorta like those white firemen in California that set the forest on fire when they learned their departments were about to be cut.... thankfully they were caught.
Another sad tale and example of america...