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Ohio Man Sentenced To 6 Years For Plotting Foiled Terror Attack

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U.S. News & World Report

Man Sentenced To 6 Years For Plotting Foiled Terror Attack

 

An Ohio man accused of plotting with his girlfriend to obtain guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack at a bar has been sentenced to six years in prison.

By Associated Press, Wire Service Content 

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plotting with his girlfriend to obtain guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack at a bar was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison.

Vincent Armstrong, 24, of Toledo, pleaded guilty in August to a charge related to conspiring to transport or receive an explosive with intent to harm. He will remain on probation for three years after his release, The Toledo Blade reported.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Freeman said Armstrong's girlfriend Elizabeth Lecron was the mastermind behind the planned attack and that she introduced him to online communities interested in mass murders.

Prosecutors said the pair had talked extensively about taking part in violent attacks on public places, visited the site of the Columbine High School massacre and had bomb-making materials and weapons.

Armstrong said his roommate convinced him to not go through with the assault.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/ohio/articles/2019-12-10/man-sentenced-to-6-years-for-plotting-foiled-terror-attack