Mass. man charged in terror plot faces hearing

October 3, 2011 - 6:40 AM
Terror Plot Massachusetts

This undated Massachusetts driver license photo obtained by WBZ-TV in Boston shows Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass., arrested Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Framingham, Mass. He was charged Wednesday in federal court in Worcester, Mass., with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives. (AP Photo/Courtesy WBZ-TV, Boston) MANDATORY CREDIT. TV OUT. TV WEBSITES OUT.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of plotting to fly explosive-packed remote-controlled model planes into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol is expected to be in federal court for a bail hearing.

A detention hearing for Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland is scheduled Monday in U.S. District Court in Worcester (WUS'-tur).

Prosecutors plan to ask that Ferdaus be held without bail as he awaits trial on a string of charges, including attempting to damage and destroy national defense premises and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

The 26-year-old was arrested Wednesday after undercover federal agents delivered materials he allegedly requested, including grenades, six machine guns and what he believed was 25 pounds of C-4 explosives.