Arrested terrorist was planning on killing Air Force recruiters

An Arizona judge has revealed documents in a case concerning a teenager who allegedly planned on carrying out a terror attack against several targets- including a USAF recruiting station in Tucson.

According to Fox 10, court paperwork for 18-year-old Mahin Khan has been heavily redacted, but does indicate that one of the targets would be a recruiting center.

Khan was surveilled by authorities, who monitored many forms of communication after they were made aware of his plans in April. Over the weekend, they finally arrested him, ordering that he be held without bond.

Khan was reaching out to terror groups via email -including asking a Pakistani group how to make a pressure cooker bomb- and had been trying to obtain weapons since February. He was planning to target Marines and Jewish people in addition to the recruiting center, with plans to flee to Pakistan or Syria afterwards.

Mahin has been charged with two state terror charges, pertaining to plotting and trying to obtain three firearms. He is being held in Maricopa County jail without bail.

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