NJ man sentenced to 16 years in pressure cooker bomb plot

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A Point Pleasant man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in support of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Gregory Lepsky pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. His plea agreement had called for a sentence of 16 to 19 years. The judge also sentenced him to a lifetime of supervised release when his jail time is done.

Lepsky, 22, allegedly planned to build the bomb for use in New York City.

In 2017, Lepsky was arrested for allegedly stabbing the family dog. A search turned up a pressure cooker and digital evidence of a plan to build and detonate a bomb in support of the Islamic State group.

Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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