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Trio Planned Explosive Attack On Muslim Community In Upstate NY, Police Say

Vincent Vetromile, Brian Colaneri, and Andrew Crysel
Vincent Vetromile, Brian Colaneri, and Andrew Crysel Photo Credit: Greece Police Department

Three men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to use improvised explosive devices against an Islamic community in upstate New York.

Greece Police arrested Vincent Vetromile, 19, Andrew Crysel, 18, and Brian Colaneri, 20, over a nine-hour period on Saturday and Sunday for planning to use IED's against the hamlet of Islamberg, located outside of Binghampton, according to 13WHAM News .

Each man was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy. A fourth suspect, a juvenile has not been identified.

According to court filings, the group is accused of having multiple sizes and shapes of IEDs with the "intent to use against...the persons and property" in Islamberg, Delaware County, the news channel reported.

Islamberg was founded in the late 1980s by Mubarak Ali Gilani, a Pakistani Sufi cleric, and a group of primarily African American Muslims who left New York City, reportedly to escape crime, poverty, and racism.

The three men are being held at the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond.

The Greece Police Department was planning to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss an incident at a local school, but have not confirmed reports that the plot was associated with any school, according to Facebook.

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