Federal prosecutors said today that one member of a North Carolina group that sought to wage "violent jihad" is still at large. US Attorney George Holding says authorities hope to soon apprehend an eighth person described in an indictment unsealed yesterday. The person's name is redacted from court papers.
The indictment says the unnamed defendant is a US citizen who went to Pakistan in October 2008 to "engage in violent jihad." It does not say whether the person returned to the US. Holding declined to discuss the person's whereabouts but said the public should not be worried. Authorities arrested seven men yesterday, accusing them of military-style training at home and plotting terror attacks abroad.