Detention hearings set for Seattle terror suspects

Jun 24, 2011

Two men allegedly planning to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle have detention hearings set for Wednesday.

The two men – one from Seattle and one from Los Angeles – appeared in federal court yesterday to hear the charges filed against them. Their court-appointed lawyers declined to comment.

The two are charged with conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence. One is also charged with two counts of illegal possession of firearms.

If convicted, the suspects could be sentenced to life in prison.