Feds: Albany-area men were trying to create a deadly 'ray gun'
Albany (WSYR-TV) – Two Albany area men are facing terrorism charges after Federal investigators accused them of trying to create a device that would slowly and silently kill its victims with lethal doses of radiation.
Federal law enforcement officials say they began investigating the pair when one of them – 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford of Galway – approached local Jewish organizations asking for help with a weapon Crawford called ‘Hiroshima with a Light Switch’ to use against “the enemies of Israel.”
Along with Crawford, authorities arrested 54-year-old Eric Feight of Hudson.
The two men are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
They could face a maximum of 15 years in prison if they’re convicted.
The FBI say the men were trying to create a ray gun that could be placed in a truck so they could silently shoot deadly beams of radioactivity at people.
Although they constructed a device, the FBI says it never housed a radiation source and was never capable of harming anyone.
President Obama was also a potential target according to sources.
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