Two men have been charged in the Albany, New York, area in a bizarre plan to use a device loosely described as a ray gun to “target people they didn’t like,” a federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday.
Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, and Eric J. Feight, 54, were arrested Tuesday after an undercover operation by the Albany FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. They were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
The suspects apparently planned to use the homemade X-ray machine to attack high-ranking government officials and other targets with radiation.
The device created by the defendants was deemed inoperable and not a threat to the public.