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Prosecutors: Chicago man spoke of terror plot

Prosecutors: Chicago man spoke of terror plot

Prosecutors say one of two Chicago men accused of plotting a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper admitted his role in the alleged plan and proposed it focus on killing two members of the newspaper's staff.
Prosecutors say in an affidavit released Tuesday that David Coleman Headley told FBI agents after his Oct. 3 arrest that he proposed scaling back a plan to attack the Jylands-Posten newspaper's offices.
Agents said Headley proposed only targeting the paper's former cultural editor, Flemming Rose, and Knud Vestergaard, whose 2005 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad triggered outrage throughout the Muslim world.
Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana were charged in separate complaints filed Tuesday in federal court in Chicago.


Updated : 2021-03-05 22:36 GMT+08:00