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Man indicted on terrorism charges, allegedly scouted NYC targets for Hezbollah
Morristown man indicted on terrorism charges, allegedly scouted NYC targets for Hezbollah
By Kevin Coughlin
A Morristown man was indicted Thursday on charges that he scouted New York landmarks for future attacks by Hezbollah.
Alexei Saab, 42, has been working with the the Lebanon-based terrorist group for more than two decades, according to federal documents.
He allegedly surveilled dozens of locations in New York, including the United Nations headquarters, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and local airports, tunnels, and bridges, as well as sites in Boston and Washington DC.
Authorities say he searched for vulnerabilities that could be attacked for maximum destruction, reporting to the Islamic Jihad Organization (IJO), a branch of Hezbollah that coordinates terrorist activities outside of Lebanon.