The guys on the No Agenda podcast predicted an FBI-sponsored event such as this one on or near December 15. No Agenda podcast noted that these type of events appear roughly every 6 weeks. Like clockwork.
I read this article that more clearly states what happened:
The guy was speaking to the FBI all along, while he thought he was being given explosives. This event was totally produced and controlled by the FBI.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
-C. S. Lewis