The FBI arrested Sami Osmakac on January 7, 2012 and charged him with plotting to attack crowded locations around Tampa, Florida with a car bomb, assault rifle, and other explosives. He was 25 years old when arrested. He said in an 8-minute video recorded shortly before his arrest that Muslim blood was more valuable than non-Muslim blood and that he wanted "payback" for injustices done to Muslims. He told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to take down the bridges across Tampa Bay and "crush the whole economy." He is a naturalized American citizen originally from Kosovo. His arrest culminated a successful undercover operation. FBI officials thanked the local Muslim community for assistance.