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Rochester man accused of plotting to kill troops

Rochester, N.Y. -- A Rochester man is accused of plotting to shoot and kill members of the U.S. armed forces returning from war to Western New York.

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, a Yemeni man, on Saturday on charges of receiving and possessing an unregistered silencer. 

Elfgeeh is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

The FBI, using confidential informants, has been investigating Elfgeeh since early 2013.

According to the affidavit, Elfgeeh told an informant, "I'm thinking about just go buy a big automatic gun from off the street ... and just put on a vest or whatever and just go around and start shooting.

Authorities allege Elfgeeh changed his plans in March to killing returning soldiers.

Elfgeeh expressed support for various terrorist organizations on his Twitter account.

Elfgeeh operates a convenience store, MoJoe's Famous Pizza and Chicken, on Clinton Avenue in Rochester.


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