Two men indicted in Seattle military attack plot


Two men charged with plotting to attack a military building in Seattle with machine guns pleaded not guilty to nine criminal charges in Seattle federal court on Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 33 and Walli Mujahidh, 32, face a maximum of life in prison if found guilty of conspiracy to murder officers and agents of the United States, and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
Both also face firearms charges.
According to government prosecutors, the two Americans took possession of high-powered assault rifles they planned to use in an attack on a building south of downtown Seattle where military recruits are processed.
The weapons were provided, and disabled, by law enforcement agents, who had been tipped off about the men’s plans by a potential accomplice. Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh were arrested and charged last month.
Their trial has been set to start Sept. 7, but may be delayed owing to the complexity of the case.