CINCINNATI (AP) — New court filings reveal more about the purported plans of a southwest Ohio man who is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2eoXSlE ) reports the filings indicate Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH’-der) wanted to travel to Syria and lied on a passport application to hide his plans. The documents say the arrest of an alleged Islamic State supporter near Cincinnati was among factors that prompted Abdulkader to change his travel plans and focus on domestic targets.
Investigators say Abdulkader communicated with a member of the Islamic State and plotted to abduct and kill a military employee and attack a police station that wasn’t identified.
The West Chester man pleaded guilty to related charges in March.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com
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