An Alabama man pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Thursday, admitting that be bought bomb-making materials and had hoped to conduct attacks at a military installation or police stations.
In federal court in Birmingham, Aziz Sayyed, 23, of Huntsville, entered the plea to charges that he sought to aide a foreign terrorist organization.
According to the plea agreement, Sayyed, told people he wanted to attack police stations or the Redstone Arsenal military installation in Huntsville. He was arrested after discussing his plans with an undercover FBI agent in June.
Sayyed’s plea agreement stipulates a 15-year prison sentence. He is scheduled to be sentenced in June.
A lawyer representing Sayyed could not immediately be reached for comment.
U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town of Alabama said that a tip led to the investigation and arrest.
“Sayyed was brought to our attention because citizens saw something, so they said something. If we are to keep our cities safe, no matter the type of suspicious activity, our community must play an active role,” Town said in a statement.