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2 Seattle terror plot suspects arraigned

A federal building that houses the Seattle Military Processing Center is seen Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Seattle. Two men have been arrested in a plot to use machine guns and grenades in an attack on the military recruiting station there that also houses a daycare, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, of Seattle, and  Walli  Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday night. ((AP Photo/Elaine Thompson))
A federal building that houses the Seattle Military Processing Center is seen Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Seattle. Two men have been arrested in a plot to use machine guns and grenades in an attack on the military recruiting station there that also houses a daycare, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday night. ((AP Photo/Elaine Thompson))

A federal building that houses the Seattle Military Processing Center is seen June 23 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — The two men charged with planning to attack a Seattle military recruiting station have pleaded not guilty.

 An indictment released by the U.S. attorney's office Thursday charges 33-year-old Khalid Abdul-Latif (pictured) of Seattle and 32-year-old Walli Mujahidh of Los Angeles with conspiracy to murder federal agents and officers, as well as conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh pleaded not guilty to all counts at a Thursday afternoon hearing. Trial was set to begin Sept. 7.

Both men also face additional weapons charges, and Abdul-Latif is accused of soliciting a crime of violence.

According to allegations previously laid out in an FBI complaint, the two were arrested June 22 after they arrived at a warehouse garage to pick up machine guns to use in the attack. Investigators said they learned of the plot when someone Abdul-Latif recruited to obtain weapons turned to Seattle police and then acted as a paid confidential informant.

Past coverage:

June 23: Two arrested in alleged Seattle terror plot



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