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Four held over New York state 'plot' against a small Islamic community

January 23, 2019 10:15 am
Vincent Vetromile, Brian Colaneri and Andrew Crysel (L-R) and a 16-year-old are accused of planning a bomb attack [Source: BBC]

Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested and charged over an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York State.

The suspects are accused of possessing homemade bombs and firearms, and planning to attack Islam-berg, founded by a Pakistani priest in the 1980s.

The alleged plot was revealed following a tip-off from a school student.

The Islam-berg community has become a target for conspiracy thinkers who say it is a terrorist training camp.

The three men are due to appear in court tomorrow.

All are charged with criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy.

A 16-year-old boy is also facing charges.

Police said at least three of them served together as boy scouts.