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Two Charged in Seattle Military Facility Terror Attack Plot

June 23, 2011

(Updates with U.S. Attorney in second paragraph.)

June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Two men were arrested on charges they plotted to attack a U.S. military processing center in Seattle using machine guns and grenades, prosecutors said.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, were arrested last night and charged with terrorism and firearms violations, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan in Seattle said in an e-mailed statement.

Law enforcement officials had been monitoring Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh after Seattle police got a tip from an informant who was approached about participating in the attack and supplying the men with firearms, according to the statement.

The two men, who face life in prison if convicted, are scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Mary Alice Theiler in Seattle, according to the statement.

Electronic court files didn’t list lawyers for Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh.

Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for Durkan, didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The case is U.S. v. Abdul-Latif, Mujahidh, 11-mj-00292, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (Seattle).

--Editors: Peter Blumberg, Fred Strasser

To contact the reporter on this story: Joel Rosenblatt in San Francisco at jrosenblatt@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net


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