Rochester man accused of plotting to kill returning soldiers

Mufid A. Elfgeeh

A Rochester man is accused of plotting to shoot and kill members of the U.S. armed forces returning from war to Western New York, according to our sister station WHAM.

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested 30-year-old Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a Yemeni man, on Saturday on charges of receiving and possessing an unregistered silencer.

The FBI has been investigating Elfgeeh since early 2013 using confidential informants.

According to the affidavit, Elfgeeh told an informant, "I'm thinking about just go buy a big automatic gun from off the street ... and just put on a vest or whatever and just go around and start shooting."

Authorities say Elfgeeh changed his plans in March to killing returning soldiers.

Elfgeeh expressed support for various terrorist organizations on his Twitter account.

Elfgeeh operates a convenience store, MoJoe's Famous Pizza and Chicken, on Clinton Avenue in Rochester.

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