Court docs: Several individuals charged in bomb plot against Muslim community


Some men in Greece are facing charges, accused of making bombs for an attack against a Muslim community in upstate New York.

18-year-old Andrew Crysel of East Rochester, 19-year-old Vincent Vetromile of Greece, and 20-year-old Brian Colaneri of Rochester are all charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree and conspiracy. Officers say a 16-year-old boy is also facing charges in the case. His identity hasn’t been released due to his status as a minor.

It’s unclear if the men will face further charges.

Investigators say the trio had made explosive devices out using mason jars and duct tape. We’re told they planned to attack the small Muslim community of Islamberg in Delaware County — located between Albany and Binghamton.

Police say the three men planned the attack together.

According to the Associated Press, Islamberg is a community that founded by a Pakistani cleric in the 1980s. Residents say the small hamlet often faces false accusations online of being a terrorist hotbed.

At this time, News 8 is not aware of any link between the plot against Islamberg and threat rumors at Greece schools.

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