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Friday, August 09, 2019 11:00 am

Man accused in plotting foiled terror attack pleads guilty

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- An Ohio man accused of plotting with his girlfriend to obtain guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Twenty-three-year-old Vincent Armstrong, of Toledo, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge related to conspiring to transport or receive an explosive with intent to cause harm.

The Blade newspaper reported he faces up to 20 years in prison. His sentencing hasn't been scheduled.

A message seeking comment was left Friday with Armstrong's defense attorney.

Prosecutors said Armstrong and his girlfriend talked about taking part in violent attacks on public places, visited the site of the Columbine High School massacr, and had bombmaking materials and weapons in their home. They were arrested in December.

Authorities allege Armstrong's girlfriend drove the plans. She has pleaded not guilty.