Virginia resident arrested for preparing terrorist attacks in the subway

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FBI agents on October 27 arrested a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin who is suspected of preparing the subway bombings, as writes The Washington Times. 34-year-old Farooq Ahmed, a resident of Virginia, according to investigators was gathering information for people who introduced him to members of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda.
According to representatives of special services of Ahmed poses no threat to Americans, because throughout the entire process of preparation he was under close supervision. In April 2010, Farooq Ahmed met with the man who gave information about the explosions. Target for terrorist attacks intended to make the transportation system of Virginia and the District of Columbia, in the vicinity of Washington.

In May, the suspect received from associates instructed to photograph a hotel in Washington DC and the metro station in Arlington: the conspirators wanted to get information about security measures at these facilities. At least four times, Ahmed made videos in these locations, and then handed them over to accomplices. In September, he shared with conspirators his thoughts about where to place the explosive device to the number of casualties was the highest.

According to Fox News, Farooq Ahmed also expressed his desire to leave the U.S. to take part in jihad, but said he was ready to join the rebels until after the Hajj. Pilgrimage, he planned for November.

If convicted Ahmed in gathering information for terrorists and giving them some support, he could face imprisonment of up to 50 years.

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