New Jersey Terror Suspects Arrested At New York City Airport
Two U.S. citizens from New Jersey (Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 21, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26) were arrested Saturday at New York Citys JFK Airport as they were trying to make their way to Somalia to join a jihadist group.
State and federal law enforcement agents have been investigating Alessa and Almonte since 2006, intercepting several conversations between the two about beheading Americans and committing acts of terror.
...Alessa and Almonte had planned their trip to Somalia for several months, saving thousands of dollars, undergoing tactical training and test runs at paintball fields to condition themselves physically, and acquiring equipment and clothing they could use when they joined al-Shabab, officials said. Both had reportedly bragged about wanting to wage holy war against the United States both at home and internationally.