SEATTLE - Two men charged with plotting to attack a military building in Seattle with machine guns have been indicted by a federal grand jury on nine criminal counts. They are to be arraigned at a hearing in Seattle federal court later on Thursday.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 33 and Walli Mujahidh, 32, face a maximum of life in prison if found guilty of conspiracy to murder officers and agents of the United States, and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Both also face firearms charges.
According to government prosecutors, the two Americans took possession of high-powered assault rifles they planned to use in an attack on a building south of downtown Seattle where military recruits are processed.