Long Island Man Arrested After Plotting To Join Al-Qaeda
He was planning to travel to Yemen and hook up with the terrorist group.
Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, was part of a suburban duo of wannabe jihadists seeking a big adventure overseas with terrorists, prosecutors said.
Earlier this year, the feds unsealed the guilty plea of Zea’s 18-year-old pal, Justin Kaliebe, who also wanted to join Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
“Aspirants with lethal intent who seek terror training abroad are of paramount concern,” said NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
His plan was to join al Qaeda and kill supporters of the current government in Yemen, prosecutors John Durham, Seth DuCharme and Michael Canty stated.