New Pictures Released In Terror Case Against Ashland Man

WORCESTER (CBS) – An Ashland man accused of plotting terror attacks was back in court Friday.

Federal prosecutors say Rezwan Ferdaus wanted to fly remote-controlled planes loaded with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.

The 26-year-old was arrested in September after undercover federal agents delivered materials he allegedly requested. Those included grenades, six machine guns and what authorities said he believed was 25 pounds of C-4 explosives.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Prosecutors released pictures of Ferdaus with an undercover agent holding an AK-47.

Another picture shows Ferdaus, according to prosecution, with one of the remote controlled airplanes he wanted to fill with explosives and attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.

All were taken in the storage unit he rented in Framingham.

FBI Special Agent Davis testified about the attack plan he says Ferdaus provided to undercover employees. He says the plans for the attacks were given to undercover agents on a thumb drive. The plan allegedly included a ground attack plan to shoot people fleeing the Pentagon and Capitol buildings.

The FBI says undercover agents had 18 meetings with Ferdaus, and in each meeting they urged him not to go through with the attack.

Ferdaus allegedly told undercover agents that he had been planning an attack for a year before he met them, and also talked about attacking a subway and military base in Colorado.

rezwanplane New Pictures Released In Terror Case Against Ashland Man

Prosecutors say this photo shows Ferdaus placing explosives in an RC plane.

The FBI says that Ferdaus wanted to attack the U.S. because, “It is an evil land.”

An instructional video played in court appeared to show Ferdaus explaining how to make a detonator out of a cell phone.

The FBI says that Ferdaus was excited when he learned that detonators he made had killed US soldiers He allegedly said, “This is exactly what I wanted. I am so blessed.”

Ferdaus had about a dozen members of family and friends in the courtroom. They say this is a case of entrapment involving a young man with a mental illness.

Ferdaus’ attorney says the FBI informant who talked with him at mosque was a drug dealer.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Joan Hogan says:

    I agree with The Prosecutors ! He should be REMANDED !

    1. Boston_Mike says:

      Why do old mothball smelling hags such as yourself always flood this website with your hateful agenda everyday?
      Your Medicare is eating away at my hard earned tax dollars everyday.
      Please just pass away already.
      No one will miss you.

  2. Joan Hogan says:

    HEY MIKE ! YOU ARE RUDE! ARROGANT ! AND A MORON ! I AM NOT OLD OR ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ! FURTHERMORE YOU THREATENED ME ! YOU DEFINITELY NEED A PSYCH EVAL ! I HOPEE HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE FBI TAKE A GOOD LOOK @ YOU. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ! I PASTED TO MY COMPUTER FILES WHAT YOU WROTE. YOU APPEAR DANDEROUS ! MAYBE YOU CANSHARE A JAIL CELL WITH YOUR FRIEND
    ON TRIAL.

  3. Boston_Mike says:

    LOL @ threatening you.
    What a whining drama queen.
    You are the poster child for everything thats wrong with in this country with your exaggerated racist redneck drama.
    You are the typical crybaby that wastes the Feds time complaining that some guy on the internet didn’t agree with you.
    I love how you call me dangerous because I don’t agree with your nimrod ignoramous never went to college mindset.
    By all means…call the cops. Nothing funnier than a moron of adult age crying to the cops.
    PS…Please don’t procreate and have more dumb kids.
    Please :)

    1. Joan Hogan says:

      HEY MIKE ! THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE A GOOD LOOK @ YOU!
      I WILL SEND THEM WHAT YOU WROTE !

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