Massachusetts man charged with Pentagon attack plot

By REUTERS
September 29, 2011 00:13

 
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BOSTON - US authorities on Wednesday arrested and charged a Massachusetts man with plotting to damage or destroy the Pentagon and US Capitol by using remote-controlled aircraft filled with plastic explosives.

Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, a US citizen, was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to the al-Qaida group in order to carry out attacks on US soldiers stationed overseas, the US attorney's office in Boston said.

He was caught in an undercover operation.

"The conduct alleged today shows that Mr. Ferdaus had long planned to commit violent acts against our country," US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said in a statement.

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