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Six Held in Alleged Plot to Attack Fort Dix

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Six Held in Alleged Plot to Attack Fort Dix

Six Held in Alleged Plot to Attack Fort Dix

Six Held in Alleged Plot to Attack Fort Dix

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Six men accused of plotting to attack the Fort Dix Army base have been arrested in New Jersey. They are due to appear in federal court Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen.

REBECCA ROBERTS, host:

Six men suspected of plotting to attack the Fort Dix Army base have been arrested in New Jersey. They're due to appear in federal court today to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey said the men were quote, "planning an attack on Fort Dix in which they would kill as many soldiers as possible." Law enforcement officials told NPR that the men had conducted surveillance of Fort Dix, and had also surveyed several other installations including a Coast Guard facility in Philadelphia.

They said the men had been training for the attack in the mountains of Pennsylvania and in rural New Jersey. The men were arrested as they tried to buy automatic weapons from undercover officers.

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