Charges dropped on suspected Islamberg terrorist

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Two of the four suspects accused of plotting a terror attack against an upstate Muslim community have had some of their charges dismissed. 

Andrew Crysel, Vincent Vetromile and Brian Colaneri were all previously facing six counts of conspiracy, terrorism and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an alleged plot to attack the small hamlet of Islamberg near Hancock in Delaware County. 

The fourth suspect, a juvenile at the time of arrest, is facing the same charges.

Brian Colaneri had three of those charges dropped in early June and now the same has happened for Andrew Crysel.  

Both men are still facing three counts related to the alleged terror plot.  

The judge dismissed the charges after reviewing grand jury minutes and deciding there was insufficient evidence. 

They now each face three charges of conspiracy.  

Representatives for Vetromile, who is still facing six counts related to the alleged terror plot, referenced a possible plea deal in court.   


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