Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26-year-old physicist, was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with plotting to bomb the Pentagon and Capitol using remote-controlled aircraft carrying C-4 plastic explosives, Roll Call's Emma Dumain reports. The Massachusetts resident thought he was talking to al Qaeda, but it was really the FBI.
Told that the devices would be used to kill Americans stationed overseas, he responded, “That was exactly what I wanted.” The DOJ says that Ferdaus, who thought his detonation devices had been used to kill Americans, was anxious to know whether they had worked, and how many Americans the devices had killed.
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