U.S. Man Charged in Plot to Bomb Pentagon and Capitol with remote controled devices

WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities arrested and charged a man who allegedly plotted attacks on the Pentagon with a remote-controlled model airplane packed with explosives, and on the U.S. Capitol with grenades and rifles.

Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested Wednesday after he met with undercover federal agents to inspect what he believed were an arsenal of explosives and firearms to be used in his alleged plot, U.S. prosecutors said.

Federal prosecutors said Mr. Ferdaus, of Ashland, Mass., is a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in physics. He provided to people he believed were al Qaeda recruiters mobile phones modified to act as detonators for improvised explosives, intending them to be used against U.S. soldiers overseas, federal authorities alleged in a criminal complaint affidavit.

Mr. Ferdaus didn’t know his alleged co-plotters were undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who were conducting a sting operation, according to Justice Department prosecutors. The agents provided fake explosives and the plot was never close to fruition, authorities said.

Carmen Ortiz, U.S. attorney in Massachusetts, said Mr. Ferdaus “had long planned to commit violent acts against our country.”

A public defender assigned to Mr. Ferdaus didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

via U.S. Man Charged in Pentagon, Capitol Plot – WSJ.com.

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