Federal prosecutors: Hezbollah scout was looking for attack targets in New York City

Posted 2.10.19 by AJ Cook, Enterprise Sales Executive 

They unveiled charges in Manhattan on Thursday against Alexei Saab of Morristown, New Jersey, who has been in custody since July. The government alleges that Saab has been a Hezbollah member since 1996 and has extensive firearms and bomb-making training.

Among Saab’s dozens of alleged New York City targets, prosecutors said, were the George Washington Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Herald Square and the local airports and tunnels.

He also surveiled targets in Boston and Washington, including Fenway Park and the Washington Monument.

Saab, 42 and a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2008, faces charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, as well as a variety of conspiracy and other charges.