Maryland man accused of plotting to run van into National Harbor crowd, ‘keep driving and driving and driving’

Maryland man accused of plotting to run van into National Harbor crowd, ‘keep driving and driving and driving’

A Maryland man inspired by the Islamic State terror network allegedly planned to ram a truck into “disbelievers” at a popular tourist spot and keep “driving and driving and driving” nonstop, U.S. officials said Monday.

Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, was charged by federal prosecutors with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle — but officials said more charges could follow.

“Today, the government filed a motion arguing for Henry to be detained pending trial as a flight risk and a danger to the community. Specifically, the government’s detention memo alleges that Henry, who claimed to be inspired by the ISIS terrorist organization, stole a U-Haul van with the intention of using it as a weapon against pedestrians on sidewalks within the National Harbor complex along the Potomac River,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said.

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