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Massachusetts Man Charged With Plotting Airborne Pentagon Attack

A 26-year-old Massachusetts man was charged with plotting to use remote-controlled planes filled with plastic explosives for a terrorist attack on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

The suspect, Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen from Ashland, was arrested yesterday and charged with attempting to destroy national defense premises, attempting to damage and destroy buildings owned by the U.S. government and attempting to provide material support and resources to al-Qaeda, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.