ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Detention hearings are planned for two upstate New York men accused of trying to build a portable X-ray weapon to secretly sicken Muslims and enemies of Israel.
An indictment unsealed this week charges 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford and 54-year-old Eric J. Feight with conspiracy to support terrorism. They have been jailed since Tuesday. Prosecutors want them held until trial, citing risks flight and danger to the community.
Court-appointed defense attorneys have declined comment so far. Authorities allege they built a remote-control switch they planned to attach to a truck-mounted, industrial X-ray machine to secretly radiate people who would sicken or die days later.
Investigators say Crawford targeted ``Muslims and several other individuals/groups'' and solicited money from local Jewish groups.