The Justice Department says two men have been arrested in a plot to attack a military recruit processing station in Seattle with machine guns and grenades. The following information was taken from court documents filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington.
Created by seattletimes on Jun 23, 2011
Last updated: 07/12/11 at 11:59 AM
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Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahihd are indicted on nine conspiracy and weapons-related charges in connection with an alleged plan to carry out a terrorist attack on a military processing station in Seattle.
Read the indictment: http://seati.ms/indictmentPDF
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh met with the source to take possession of the machine guns that Abdul-Latif previously instructed the source to acquire.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh are arrested and charged with conspiracy to murder U.S. officers, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and unlawful possession of firearms.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh met with the source and further discussed the details of their planned attack on the military processing facility in Seattle, including that they intended to use machine guns and grenades during the attack.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif gives Walli Mujahidh the 'pick-up password' for a bus ticket. Initially, Abdul-Latif suggested 'jihad' as the password. The conspirators laughed, and then Abdul-Latif told Mujahidh that his password would be for "Osama Bin Laden," according to court documents.
Walli Mujahidh arrives in Seattle by bus from Los Angeles.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif provided the balance of $800 to the source. Abdul-Latif previously told the source that he would get the money to pay for the weapons by withdrawing fund he had set aside for the hajj.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif withdraws $80, which he gave to the source. The source subsequently gave the cash to law enforcement officers.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif talks to Walli Muhahidh on the phone in the presence of the source. They arrange for Mujahidh to travel from LA to Seattle via bus.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif met with the source and inspected samples of weapons (including machine guns and grenades) that Abdul-Latif instructed the source to get for the attack on the military processing facility in Seattle. After inspecting the weapons, Abdul-Latif instructed the confidential source to obtain three machine gunsand several loaded magazines for the machine guns, with the understanding that they would obtain grenades and other items necessary for the attack at a later time, according to court documents.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif expresses his desire to recruit a fourth person to join them in the attack. Abdul-Latif said "Even if it takes an extra couple of months, we have to do this right," according to court documents.
The source and Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif had another recorded conversation. During the meeting, the source pretended to have followed During the meeting, the Source pretended to have followed Abdul-Latif's instructions to enter the Federal Center South building as an "undercover" to learn its layout.
The source and Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif have a recorded phone call. During the call, Abdul-Latif said that he worried conspirators would not have the 'element of surprise' when they attacked the military processing facility. According to court documents he said "It would be kinda pointless, too, if we rolled up there and we all got shot and killed and we didn't get anybody."
Abdul-Latif and the source drove to the Federal Center South building in Seattle, parked in the parking lot, and approached the front door of the building. Abdul-Latif commented on the presence of a security guard, but added that he was not "worried" about the security guard because, "We’ll just kill him right away. We can kill him first."
The meeting between the two was recorded. Abdul-Latif told the source that the military recruiting office in downtown Seattle was the facility he wanted to attack. Abdul-Latif said that the target was the facility on East Marginal Way near Boeing Field. Abdul-Latif told the source: "We need to get inside that building. The idea I had was for you to kind of go undercover. Go in there and see what the first floor looks like."
The two men plotting the terror attack spoke on the telephone in the presence of the source. Court documents said they discussed the general nature of the conspiracy, including the need to acquire firearms for use in the attack.
The source provided additional details concerning his recent contact with Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, including the fact that Abdul-Latif and another man from Los Angeles (referring to Mujahidh) were planning to attack Joint Base Lewis-McChord ("Fort Lewis") in Tacoma. The attack was to be in retaliation for alleged crimes committed by United States soldiers in Afghanistan. Abdul-Latif told the source that he wanted to die as a martyr in the attack. Pictured: Walli Mujahidh, aka Frederick Dominque Jr., 32, of Los Angeles
A source contacted the Seattle Police Department to report the conspiracy. According to court documents, the informant (referred to as the 'source') knew Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif personally for several years.
According to court documents, the source told police he met with Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif on or about May 30, 2011 at Abdul-Latif's home in Tukwila. According to the source, Abdul-Latif told the source that he and another man (referring to Walli Mujahidh of Los Angeles) were planning to attack Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Pictured: Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif posts his first of a series of YouTube videos of him preaching his religious beliefs. Abdul-Latif posted under the username akabdullatif.
Walli Mujahidh's estranged wife filed a petition in King County Superior Court seeking a protection order against Mujahidh.
Court records show that Walli Mujahidh was charged with domestic violence. Records that were available noted the case involved a damaged telephone/power line and accusations of interfering with a victim/witness.