[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Wednesday night, Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds was arrested at Chicago Midway International Airport prior to boarding a plane to Egypt. The 22-year old is accused of planning to join ISIS and recruiting his cousin, who was also arrested, in a plan to commit a terrorist attack against the United States.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Twenty-nine year old Jonas Edmonds was arrested at his home in Aurora. The cousins’ plan, according to Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, was for Jonas to carry out a terrorist attack in America once Hasan was safely out of the country. The target of the attack was a U.S. military facility in Northern Illinois where Hasan trained.
The pair’s plan was thwarted after they shared information regarding the planned armed attack with an FBI informant. They wanted the informant to join them in the attack, which included a plan to use Hasan’s uniform and information he knew about the facility to not only gain access, but also target officers.
Both Hasan and Jonas are America citizens and will be charged with one count each of conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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