The FBI has revealed shocking details of the alleged plans of a 19-year-old Queen of Queens to carry out a lonely wolf knife and bomb attack on ISIS at the World & # 39; s Fair Marina.
Awais Chudhary, 19, was arrested Thursday in Queens when he was a & # 39; tactical knife & # 39; and other supplies from an Amazon locker, after an undercover online stab operation.
Chudhary, a native American citizen born in Pakistan, is being held without bail on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization.
In the indicting documents released Friday, Special Agent Seth Yockel describes how undercover agents posing as ISIS sympathizers contacted Chudhary online and became acquainted with his twisted alleged plot.
Awais Chudhary (center) can be seen in a sketch of the court during his trial in the eastern US district of New York on Friday afternoon after his arrest for terrorist acts
The parents of 19-year-old Awais Chudhary are leaving Brooklyn Federal Court after being accused of providing material support to ISIS on Friday
Chudhary lived with his parents (upstairs) in Queens, while prosecutors say he had developed a twisted plot to attack cars and pedestrians near the Flushing Promenade
Just a week ago, on August 23, Chudhary told an undercover agent that he needed videos & # 39; s and information about & # 39; the right knife & # 39; for committing a stab attack, as well as information about & # 39; how to leave no traces of fingerprints, DNA, etc. according to the documents.
The queen's teenager also wrote that he was praying & don't let us get caught or imprisoned, because indeed the whole plot belongs to Allah & # 39 ;, and asked for information & # 39; about building a bucket bomb & # 39 ;, Yockel wrote.
The documents say that Chudhary told the undercover agent that he had pledged allegiance to ISIS and wanted to carry out a & # 39; lone wolf & # 39; attack on the group.
Chudhary then sent videos of an area he intended to attack, including a pedestrian bridge across the Grand Central Parkway to the Flushing Promenade and the World & # 39; s Fair Marina on Flushing Bay, according to the documents.
Both locations are close to Citi Field, where the New York Mets play, and the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where the US Open is currently taking place.
The FBI says Chudhary was interested in attacks on a pedestrian bridge at the Flushing Promenade and the World & # 39; s Fair Marina. Both locations are close to Citi Field, where the Mets play, and the location where the US Open is currently in progress
At one point, Chudhary reportedly said that he & # 39; bucket bombs & # 39; in the rush hour of pedestrian bridges across the Grand Central Parkway as it wanted to be dropped
The FBI says Chudhary has described a plan to & # 39; bucket bombs & # 39; dropping on the traffic from the bridge above during rush hour and then attacking pedestrians with a knife.
In further conversations with the undercover agents, Chudhary reportedly sent charts entitled & # 39; Places to Strike & # 39 ;, & # 39; The Ideal Knife & # 39; and & # 39; Knives to avoid & # 39 ;.
The instructions include a diagram of the human body that indicates where victims should be stabbed with a knife, the indictment documents say.
He also sent videos of bomb attacks illustrating the type of bombs he wanted the FBI to build, and wrote: & # 39; I mean this with bucket bombs or something big as you see, he placed it and then went away for his hefty explosion with the grace of Allah. & # 39;
Asked if he & # 39; ok & # 39; was with the death of Chudhary said yes and wrote: "May Allah not turn our hearts away or ever make us doubt or hesitate."
In the conversations, Chudhary seemed to be obsessed about which type of knife was best for the attack, by sending photos to the undercover agent and asking for advice, according to the documents.
The teenager reportedly wrote that he wanted to start buying a knife, & # 39; because buying materials for explosives … creates suspicion among the Crusaders and their miserable worshipers. & # 39;
He also wrote to the undercover agent to send & # 39; training video & # 39; s on how to use knife effectively and training in general … because training for Jihad adores Allah on its own & # 39 ;, says the FBI.
Chudhary is seen in a court sketch. Secret agents spoke to him online and heard of his plans to carry out a knife and bomb attack in Queens, prosecutors say
Researchers stuck out of the house (upstairs) where Chudhary lived with his parents and followed him as he seemed to be exploring near the Flushing promenade
Researchers quickly identified the phone number associated with the texting app Chudhary used, as well as an address associated with his account.
On Monday, August 24, officers watched Chudhary when he left the house and seemed to be exploring the Flushing Promenade, sometimes secretly shooting with his cell phone.
On Tuesday, August 25, Chudhary again asked the undercover agent for a video showing the use of a knife in an attack & # 39; so that he & # 39; could use it effectively & # 39 ;, and stated that he has never & # 39; had shot a real gun or used a knife to spill the impure blood of a kafir, & # 39; it appears in the indictment documents.
Chudhary reportedly said he hoped to capture his attack on mobile phone video to inspire other & # 39; lonely wolf & # 39; attacks.
Asked when he was planning to carry out the attack, Chudhary indicated that he hoped to strike as quickly as possible.
On Wednesday, August 26, the FBI says Chudhary used an online retailer account from the undercover agent to create a 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Survival Tactical Knife, a cellphone chest strap and headband, & # 39; tactical lightweight assault cargo pants & # 39; to order, a black face mask and a pair of & # 39; Hard Knuckle Full Finger Tactical Gloves & # 39 ;.
The FBI says that Chudhary this & # 39; 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Survival Tactical Knife & # 39; purchased online and was arrested while being picked up at an Amazon locker
Chudhary was picking up items from an Amazon locker at this Flushing mall when the FBI and NYPD came in and arrested him
The online retailer is not mentioned in the loading documents, but Amazon is meant.
On Thursday, agents followed Chudhary as he went to an Amazon locker location in the SkyView shopping center in Queens.
When he opened the box with the knife and other things, FBI agents and NYPD officers came in and arrested.
& # 39; Awais Chudhary had accepted ISIS 'call to assassinate fellow New Yorkers in the city he called home, & # 39; said NYPD Commissioner O & # 39; Neill in a statement. & # 39; He had carefully planned, carried out reconnaissance, selected a target, and was busy acquiring the weapon. He only had to strike. & # 39;
Chudhary appeared on Friday before the judge of the American judge James Orenstein.
Prosecutors say that after Chudhary's arrest, there is no current or ongoing threat to the plot.
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