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KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Monday for a man who reportedly wanted to set off a bomb on a Key West beach as a show of solidarity with the Islamic State militant group.

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Harlem Suarez, 25, is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and supporting terrorism.

The FBI says Suarez told an informant he wanted to detonate a backpack bomb on a Key West beach. He was arrested in 2015 after accepting an inert device from an FBI employee posing as an extremist.

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Prosecutors say Suarez drew inspiration from the Islamic State for his alleged plot.

Prosecutors say the trial is expected to last about two weeks. Suarez faces a lengthy prison term if convicted.

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