Fort Dix Terror Plot Foiled

By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 8, 2007 10:37 AM CDT
In this Dec. 2, 2004, file photo, Army trucks drive to the live ammunition ranges during military convoy training at Fort Dix, N.J. Six people were arrested early Tuesday, May 8, 2007, on charges they...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Six alleged terrorists are under arrest after plotting an attack against New Jersey's Fort Dix Army Base. The men, Islamic radicals from Albania and the former Yugoslavia, had hatched a deadly (if decidedly low-tech) plan: storm the base with automatic weapons and execute as many soldiers as possible.

A video store owner contacted authorities after the suspects attempted to convert one of their training videos to DVD, WNBC reports. The group had also considered attacks against Delaware's Dover Air Force Base and New Jersey's Fort Monmouth. But one of the men, who owned a pizza parlor near Fort Dix, thought it would be easy to "get the most soldiers killed" there.