Two men indicted in Seattle military attack plot

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 5:54 PM
Two men indicted in Seattle military attack plot

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two men charged with plotting to attack a military building in Seattle with machine guns have been indicted by a federal grand jury on nine criminal counts. They are to be arraigned at a hearing in Seattle federal court later on Thursday.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 33 and Walli Mujahidh, 32, face a maximum of life in prison if found guilty of conspiracy to murder officers and agents of the United States, and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Both also face firearms charges.

According to government prosecutors, the two Americans took possession of high-powered assault rifles they planned to use in an attack on a building south of downtown Seattle where military recruits are processed.

The weapons were provided and disabled by law enforcement agents, who had been tipped off about the men's plans by a potential accomplice. Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh were arrested and charged last month.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Eric Walsh)