SEATTLE (AP) — A federal complaint says two men who planned to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle were inspired by the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, and the ongoing war crimes prosecutions of Washington state soldiers.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday night.
Authorities say the FBI ensnared them in a sting after a potential recruit went to authorities.
The complaint paints Abdul-Latif as the leader of the effort.
The two appeared in federal court Thursday and listened as prosecutor recited the charges against them. Detention hearings were set for next Wednesday.
Their court-appointed defense lawyers declined to comment.
The suspects could face life in prison if convicted.
© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.