Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison After Plotting Military Attack in Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash. - A man who planned to attack a Seattle military complex with grenades and machine guns will be spending 18 years in prison.
A federal judge on Monday also sentenced Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, to 10 years supervised release.
Abdul-Latif pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
Prosecutors wanted a 19-year prison sentenced with lifetime supervision following his release, saying Abdul-Latif directed major aspects of the planned attack.
Abdul-Latif was arrested June 22 after authorities say he and a co-defendant discussed how they wanted to gun down people in the Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle as revenge for atrocities by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.