A Montesano man faces federal weapons charges after the FBI and federal prosecutors said he was planning an ISIS-inspired terror attack in Washington state.
Daniel Seth Franey, 33, was ordered held without bail after an initial appearance in U.S. District court in Tacoma on Monday on five counts of illegal weapons possession, including illegal possession of a fully automatic AK-47.
Federal agents and prosecutors say Franey was inspired by the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and said over and over that he wanted to get weapons to carry out an attack inspired by the radical Islamist group.
In charging documents over 31 pages long, prosecutors claimed Franey openly tried to purchase fully automatic assault rifles, claimed he loves Allah and wanted to join ISIL's fight.
According documents, Franey told an undercover informant "I know ISIS guys;" and "I'm an ISIS soldier. I consider myself an ISIS soldier as much as my brothers over there. I just wish I could get over there [Syria and Iraq]. I would kill everyone."
Franey allegedly told the informant he, "needs to go overseas to kill Marines because they are raping women and killing them."
Prosecutors say Franey talked about targeting the Pacific Beach Resort and Recreation center, a Naval facility often used members of the Marine corps.
Law enforcement first got word of an alleged plan Franey after an encounter with a neighbor near his Montesano home in April 2015.
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