Farooque Ahmed

ABOUT THIS STORY |  In October 2010, Loudoun County resident Farooque Ahmed, a U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was charged in an alleged plot to blow up Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia. Ahmed told undercover FBI operatives who he thought were al-Qaeda terrorists that he was ready to martyr himself in battle, according to government documents.


Farooque Ahmed (AP/DOJ).

Latest Headlines

Metro anti-terrorism teams will immediately start random inspections of passengers' bags and packages to try to protect the rail and bus system from attack, transit officials said Thursday.
 
Metro anti-terrorism teams to begin random bag inspections to avert attacks (Post, December 16, 2010; 9:44 PM)
 
Arlington man charged with terror threat (Post, December 15, 2010)
 
Va. man allegedly used Facebook to threaten D.C. area bombings (Post, December 14, 2010; 10:52 PM)
 
Va. man accused of Metro bomb threat (washingtonpost.com, December 14, 2010; 4:20 PM)
 
Suspect in Metro bomb plot pleads not guilty; searches find weapons, lectures by radical cleric Aulaqi (Post, November 9, 2010; 8:11 PM)
 
Forget the terrorists - it's Metro escalators that should strike fear in your heart (Post, November 1, 2010; 10:26 PM)
 
Metro terror suspect depicted as angry, outspoken (Post, October 31, 2010)
 
Terror suspect's anger stood out (Post, October 30, 2010)
 
Unintended victim of plot: Va. Muslim moms' group (Post, October 30, 2010)
 
Hip Muslim Moms group undone by D.C. Metro bomb plot (Post, October 29, 2010; 11:22 PM)
 
D.C. Metro terror suspect faces hearing (Post, October 29, 2010; 11:15 PM)
 
Suspect in D.C. Metro bomb plot sought to fight U.S. troops overseas, records say (Post, October 29, 2010; 1:04 PM)
 
Suspect in Metro plot aspired to kill troops abroad, FBI says (Post, October 29, 2010)
 
Sting underscores Muslims' complex relationship with FBI (Post, October 29, 2010)
 
Sting underscores Muslims' complex relationship with FBI (Post, October 28, 2010; 6:57 PM)
 
Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot (Post, October 28, 2010; 12:03 AM)
 
Man accused of Metro bomb plot (Post, October 28, 2010)
 
Metro calls for vigilance by riders and employees (Post, October 28, 2010)
 
Metro calls for rider vigilance in vulnerable system (Post, October 27, 2010; 11:45 PM)
 

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