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NOVA Man Pleads Guilty to Metro Bomb Plot

According to multiple reports, a NOVA man pleaded guilty Monday to two terror-related counts in connection with a plot to bomb the Washington-area Metro system.

Farooque Ahmed is a 35-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan and has received a 23-year sentence as part of his plea deal.

According to the Associated Press, he pleaded guilty for attempting to provide material support of al Qaeda and collecting information for a terrorist attack on a transit facility. AP reports that Ahmed’s lawyer “explained [in court] that Ahmed had succumbed to a government sting operation after being seduced by violent extremist rhetoric from a radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, and others.”

Va. Man Gets 23 Years in Plot to Bomb Metro Stations (WaPo)

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