A Pakistani-born Virginia man was arrested Wednesday and accused of
casing Washington-area subway stations in what he thought was an
al-Qaida plot to bomb and kill commuters.
The bombing plot was a ruse conducted over the past six months, the FBI said, but 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed readily handed over video of northern Virginia subway stations, suggested using rolling suitcases rather than backpacks to kill as many people as possible and offered to donate money to al-Qaida's cause overseas.
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