Massachusetts Man Charged With Terror Plot Against US Capitol, Pentagon
A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged Wednesday for plotting to attack the US Capitol and Pentagon using large remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives. Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26-year-old US citizen, was also charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terror organization to carry out attacks on US soldiers overseas, according to Justice Department press release.
Ferdaus, a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in physics, began plotting to commit "jihad" against the US in early 2010.
In January 2011, he told a cooperating witness working with the government that he planned to attack the Pentagon using aircraft similar to "small drone airplanes" that were filled with explosives and guided with GPS equipment, the Justice Department said.
In April 2011, he expanded the plot to include an attack source
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