GREECE, New York (WHEC) – Four suspects have been arrested and charged after police in Greece, New York say they planned to attack a Muslim community near Binghamton.
Greece Police arrested 20-year-old Brian Colaneri of Gates, 18-year-old Andrew Crysel of East Rochester, 19-year-old Vincent Vetromile of Greece, and a 16-year-old Odyssey Academy student.
They have each been charged with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of conspiracy.
Greece Police say three of the four suspects knew each other because they were involved in Boy Scouts.
The suspects used a messaging app on their phones and gaming consoles to communicate and police believe they had every intention of carrying out an attack on the Islamberg Muslim community.
Investigators say they have recovered 23 rifles and shotguns, all legal weapons, from multiple homes, and found three IEDs in the home of the 16-year-old suspect.