2 NJ men accused in terror plot to appear in court
NEW YORK -- Two New Jersey men accused of trying to join a terrorist group in Somalia are due in federal court.
Prosecutors say Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte conspired to kill, harm and kidnap persons outside the United States. They have a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday in Newark.
They were arrested Saturday night at New York's Kennedy Airport as they prepared to fly to Egypt.
Prosecutors say the two intended to head to Somalia to seek terror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists.
Court documents say the men had no contact with Somali terrorists and they had hoped they'd be accepted by a terrorist group.
Law enforcement became aware of them in 2006 following a tip.
new york city, terrorism, arrest, north bergen, new jersey, al qaida, jfk international airport, local news
- AccuWeather: More snow Saturday 27 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- Baruch College student dies in apparent frat ritual
- Fire burns through house in New Brunswick
- Woman twerking serves as lookout for alleged burglar
- Golden Globes nominations announced
- Newtown school shooting vigils planned for Thursday
- Mandela interpreter says he was hallucinating 51 min ago
- George Bush writes letter to Alabama kicker after big loss
- Software engineer teaches homeless man how to code
- Photos: New Brunswick, New Jersey house fire
- Photos: A look at Gracie Mansion
- AccuWeather: More snow Saturday
27 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos