New York - Eric Feight, a 55-year-old white American man plotted to kill Muslim Americans with a device containing deadly x-rays.
New York – Eric Feight, a 55-year-old white American man plotted to kill Muslim Americans with a device containing deadly x-rays.
The terrorist had planned to murder innocent victims in a community in upstate New York, according to a report by the Huffington Post.
The suspect was arrested when federal agents contacted him posing as Ku Klux Klan members, who offered him money for his “radiation device”, the FBI revealed.
Feight was sentenced to 97 months in jail on Wednesday after confessing material details of his terrorist plan to FBI agents.
The case dates back to January 2014 when Feight pleaded guilty in court for helping white extremist Glendon Crawford in the creation of the alleged x-ray machine, which would remotely activate a radiation gun in the back of a van.
The FBI called the device a “weapon of mass destruction” last August. The arrest received slim to none media coverage, the same source noted.
According to the FBI, the device, which proved to be inoperable, was created with the intention to shoot lethal x-rays on innocent Muslim Americans, killing them after a few days.
“Eric Feight aided Glendon Scott Crawford in altering a dispersal device to target unsuspecting Muslim Americans with lethal doses of radiation,” Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said on Wednesday.
“Feight and Crawford’s abominable plot to harm innocent Americans was thwarted thanks to the tireless efforts of law enforcement,” he added.
According to the same report, an undercover investigation began in June 2012 when Crawford and Feight were set up by detectives, who provided them with $1,000 to build the deadly remote control.
Crawford and Feight had agreed to build the device and created a group named “the guild” as part of their new terrorist partnership in November 2012.
Both men were arrested and convicted months later. Crawford still awaits sentencing.
Although both men were planning to carry out a terrorist attack against innocent Muslims, the story was not reported on mainstream media.
At least two years have passed since investigations began on this terrorist plan against American citizens. Yet this might be the first time the story has received some media coverage.