May 8, 2007
The FBI uncovered a terror plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix Army Base in New Jersey and has arrested six suspects.
The ring of suspects is on its way to the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. The feds call them six 'Islamic radicals' and say they were
plotting to attack the Fort Dix Army Base in New Jersey.
Officials say it was to be a heavily armed assault and that the plan
was to kill as many soldiers as possible.
Four of the men are from the former Yugoslavia, one from Turkey and
one from Jordan. The FBI says they had been living in Cherry Hill, New
Jersey and had them under surveillance for a year, after being tipped
off by a video store where the suspects had taken a training video to be copied.
Authorities say the group gathered in Pennsylvania's Poconos region,
practicing with shotguns and handguns. They were busted in an FBI
sting when they tried to buy automatic weapons from an informant, including AK-47s and grenade launchers.
The complaint says one of the suspects worked in a pizza restaurant, and agents think the group planned to enter the base on a pizza delivery and then launch their attack.
The White House says the Fort Dix plot warranted a strong response. But while the suspects were overheard using radical rhetoric, there is no evidence at this point that they took direction from Al-Qaeda or any
overseas terror group.