Men Charged in Synagogue Attack Scheme Due in Court | NBC New York

Men Charged in Synagogue Attack Scheme Due in Court

Authorities say the two men also considered an attack at the Empire State Building.



    Two men charged with plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City may be due to find out whether a grand jury has indicted them.     

    Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh have a court date Tuesday in Manhattan. They're scheduled for a procedural appearance at which prosecutors say whether a defendant has been indicted but don't usually disclose the charges.     

    The 26-year-old Ferhani and 20-year-old Mamdouh deny the allegations. At their arraignment last week, they were charged with conspiracy as a crime of terrorism under a rarely-used state law.    

    Authorities say Ferhani was arrested in a sting buying guns, ammunition and an inert hand grenade. Mamdouh was picked up a few blocks away.     

    Prosecutors say an undercover detective secretly taped both men discussing a synagogue attack.