Ohio man sentenced to 20 years for plotting to attack police station in name of ISIS

CREDIT: Butler County Jail
CREDIT: Butler County Jail

WASHINGTON (WCMH) — A Cincinnati-area man was sentenced to 20 years in prison in federal court on Wednesday for plotting to murder a military base employee and attack a Cincinnati-area police station in the name of ISIS, the Department of Justice announced.

Munir Abdulkader, 22, of West Chester was arrested in May 2015 by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Abdulkader allegedly planned to murder a military base employee at the employee’s home, and videotape the murder for an ISIS propaganda video. Then, he reportedly planned to launch an attack on a local police station using firearms and Molotov cocktails.

Officials say he also expressed his support for ISIS on Twitter accounts from at least 2014-2015, and had been making plans to travel to Syria and join ISIS.

The Department of Justice said Abdulkader previously pleaded guilty to attempting to kill officers and U.S. government employees, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

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