FEDS: Maryland Man “Inspired by ISIS” Plotted to Drive Truck into Pedestrians at National Harbor

Maria Leaf
WMAL.com

WASHINGTON–The US Attorney’s office for the District of Maryland  says 28 year old Rondell Henry of Germantown is charged with stealing a U-Haul van with the intention of running down people at National Harbor.

Henry has been charged with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, and authorities say he claimed to be “inspired by the ISIS terrorist organization”.

According to a detention memo,  Henry harbored “hatred” for those who do not practice the Muslim faith, and was inspired by videos of foreign terrorists.

Authorities say Henry decided to plan a vehicular attack, similar to the 2016 truck attack in Nice, France, for which ISIS claimed responsibility.

Henry is due in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, and if convicted could spend a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.

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