National Security

North Carolina terror suspects allegedly targeting Quantico Marine base

RALEIGH — Federal prosecutors say two men indicted as suspects in a Raleigh-area terrorist ring were making plans to attack and kill Marines at a military base in Quantico, Va.

Daniel Boyd, 39, the suspected ringleader of the group, and Hysen Sherifi, 24, a Kosovan immigrant who legally relocated to the Raleigh area, have been indicted on new charges of conspiring to murder U.S. military personnel at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, according to a news release issued Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh.

Thursday's indictment marks the first time federal prosecutors have accused the men of having specific targets within the United States.

The new indictment is in addition to federal indictments issued in July, charging the men with conspiring to provide support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people abroad.

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