A Maryland man accused of plotting an ISIS-inspired terror attack near Washington, DC is due in court today for a detention hearing. Federal prosecutors charge that Rondell Henry is charged with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. Henry is accused of stealing a U-Haul and planning an attack similar to the 2016 truck attack in Nice, France.
Officials say the 28-year-old was arrested last month after he planned – and failed – to use a stolen U-Haul van to run down pedestrians at the National Harbor waterfront in Prince George's County, Maryland. According to investigators, Henry harbored "hatred" for those who do not practice the Muslim faith. Prosecutors say Henry should remain in custody because he is a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Henry was allegedly inspired by videos he watched of foreign terrorists. In court documents, Henry reportedly admitted to considering an attack at Dulles Airport in Virginia but was unable to breach the airport's security perimeter. He then drove around looking the DC and Maryland for a significant target – and when he couldn’t, he attempted to return the van…and it’s then he was taken into custody.