.Washington Post—Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Federal law enforcement authorities have arrested a Northern Virginia man in connection with an alleged plot to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system, according to a federal indictment.

Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, conspired with people he believed to be al-Qaeda operatives to attack the stations at Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon City, Crystal City and Court House, the indictment said.

An administration official said Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Pakistan, first drew the attention of law enforcement officials by seeking to obtain unspecified materials. He later became the target of an undercover sting operation, officials said.

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Posted October 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Branford wrote:

This is serious stuff, but the best tongue-in-cheek blog post about it I saw was titled “Naturalized Pakistani Arrested For Plan To Blow Up DC Metro Stations; NPR Takes Opportunity To Re-Fire Juan Williams”

October 27, 9:19 pm | [comment link]
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