https://dovevn.com/

Va. man pleads guilty in bomb plot, gets 23 years

A northern Virginia man has pleaded guilty to joining what he thought was an al-Qaida plot to bomb the Washington region's Metrorail system.

A northern Virginia man has pleaded guilty to joining what he thought was an al-Qaida plot to bomb the Washington region's Metrorail system.

Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn was sentenced to 23 years in prison Monday immediately after entering his guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

Ahmed, a naturalized citizen from Pakistan, apologized in court for his conduct.

He pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida and collecting information for a terrorist attack on a transit facility.

Authorities say Ahmed plotted with people who turned out to be part of a six-month government sting. He allegedly took video of northern Virginia subway stations and suggested ways a bomb could inflict the highest number of casualties.

In Other News

© 2020 US News. All Rights Reserved.