BOSTON - (AP) - A 26-year-old Massachusetts man has been arrestedand accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and the U.S.Capitol with large remote-controlled aircraft filled withexplosives.
Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland was arrested Wednesday in Framinghamwhen undercover federal agents delivered materials he'd requestedfor his alleged plan, including grenades, six machine guns and whatFerdaus believed was C-4 explosive.
Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen and graduate of Boston's NortheasternUniversity, was scheduled to appear in federal court in Worcester on Wednesday afternoon.
A message for comment was left for his attorney, CatherineByrne.
According to the federal affidavit, Ferdaus began planning"jihad" against the U.S. in early 2010. He allegedly believed hewould have a large psychological impact by killing Americans, whomhe described as "enemies of Allah."