FBI Thwarts Seattle Terror Plot

July 22, 2011 Published in the August 2011 issue of Seattle Met

Abdul-Latif commented with words to the effect that, “The longer we wait, the more we’ll talk ourselves out of it.” Abdul-Latif also stated that the longer they waited, the “more chance the feds will catch up with you.” Abdul-Latif told the source that he wanted to acquire, for use in the attack…AK-47 assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade (“RPG”), grenades, and bulletproof vests. Abdul-­Latif explained that, in advance of the attack, the conspirators would train with the weapons in Wenatchee, Washington.



—From the U.S. District Court complaint against Tukwila resident Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, arrested with a conspirator on June 22, 2011, for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on a Seattle military entrance processing station.

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