Maryland Man Charged in Plot to Kill U.S. Service Member on Behalf of ISIS

WASHINGTON — A 24-year-old Maryland man was charged Monday with plotting to kill a member of the U.S. military in a planned gun attack on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group, federal authorities said.

Nelash Mohamed Das, a permanent U.S. resident from Bangladesh living in the D.C. suburb of Hyattsville, Md., allegedly began signaling his intent to target U.S. military personnel last October when he tweeted the name and whereabouts of a service member in an attempt to “inspire violence” against the person. The person’s identity was not disclosed in federal court documents.