Russell Salic, a 37-year-old citizen of the Philippines, allegedly conspired with Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in Pakistan, and Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen, 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.