(NEW YORK) — Two New York men have been charged with plotting to develop an X-ray weapon.
Opponents of Israel were the alleged targets of two upstate New York men, Glendon Crawford and Eric Feight, who prosecutors say wanted to create a portable device that could deliver lethal doses of radiation.
Authorities say there were tipped off when Crawford approached Jewish groups seeking help with technology that could be used against “people he perceived as enemies of Israel.”
The FBI says the two men have been working on the device for nearly a year but the public was in no danger because undercover investigators were there the whole time.
Crawford and Feight face 15 years in prison.
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Elizabeth Cohen and Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN
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