Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy

Charged: May 20, 2016
Affiliation
ISIS
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
  • Bombing, attempted bombing, or conspiracy to bomb a place of public use
  • Attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen, allegedly conspired with Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in Pakistan, and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old citizen of the Philippines, to launch an ISIS attack in New York in the summer of 2016. El Bahnasawy allegedly purchased bomb-making materials and secured a cabin within driving distance of New York. Haroon allegedly traveled within Pakistan to meet with explosives experts and made plans to travel to New York for the attack. Salic allegedly wired money from the Philippines to fund the attack. According to court records, an FBI undercover agent also communicated with the group about their plot.