- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that a British man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. military personnel.

Officials said Junead Khan, 24, from Luton, was planning to run over a U.S. service member with a car and then attack the individual with a knife, ABC Newsreported. It was also revealed in Westminster Magistrates’ Court that he considered wearing a suicide vest.

Mr. Khan was arrested July 14. His 22-year-old uncle, Shazib Khan, was also arrested and charged in connection with the terror plot, ABC reported. The men are also accused of attempting to join the Islamic State group.

“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Junead Khan and Shazib Khan with the intention of committing acts of terrorism,” said Deborah Walsh, deputy head of counter terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, ABC reported.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide