US men charged over synagogue plot

Four arrested over suspected plot to hit aircraft and Jewish targets in New York.

    The authorities said the arrests were the result of a long investigation [NBC video grab]

    The four men who live in Newburgh, New York, were identified as James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen.

    They were arrested after buying inactive missiles and inert explosives in a sting operation run by the FBI and other agencies, the authorities said.

    The defendants are expected to go before a New York federal court on Thursday.

    Each man is charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the US, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, which also carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

    North Korea's nuclear weapons