Psychologist: Man accused in terror plot not competent for prosecution

FBI says Joshua Goldberg distributed information on making bomb to informant


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Orange Park man accused of sending bomb-making plans to an FBI informant for an alleged attack on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 is now competent for prosecution, the psychologist who's examined and has been treating Joshua Goldberg since his arrest told a federal judge on Wednesday. 

The judge will have to determine that in the hearing that's expected in the next month.

Goldberg was initially ruled not competent for prosecution in 2015. In two subsequent hearings, all parties agreed he was still not competent.

He is charged with distributing information relating to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. 

According to the U.S. attorney, Goldberg instructed a confidential source how to make a bomb similar to two used in the Boston Marathon bombings three years ago that killed three people and injured an estimated 264 others.

In online conversations with the undercover informant, Goldberg is accused of expressing hope that "there will be some jihad on the anniversary of 9/11."

The FBI said Goldberg called for an attack over a contest for drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas, and boasted about helping plan attacks on synagogues in Australia.

Goldberg was arrested in September 2015.