(Associated Press) Federal authorities on Wednesday accused two upstate New York men of assembling a portable X-ray weapon that they intended to use to secretly sicken opponents of Israel.
Prosecutors said 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford and 54-year-old Eric J. Feight have been charged with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists following a yearlong undercover investigation.
Investigators said Crawford approached Jewish organizations looking for people to help him with technology that could be used to surreptitiously deliver damaging and even lethal doses of radiation against those he considered enemies of Israel. They assembled the mobile device, which was to be controlled remotely, but it was inoperable and nobody was hurt.
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