A Maryland man accused in 2019 of arranging an Islamic State-motivated assault at the Public Harbor, a Washington, D.C., region shopping and diversion complex, conceded on Monday to taking part in a different plot to drive a taken van into a horde of individuals at Dulles Air terminal.
Rondell Henry’s supplication concurrence with Equity Office examiners could prompt his delivery from government care when October, when an adjudicator is booked to sentence him in the air terminal plot, which Henry deserted. Henry, who has stayed in care for north of four years, didn’t hurt anyone before police captured him.
Henry, 32, of Germantown, Maryland, conceded to endeavoring to play out a demonstration of viciousness at a global air terminal, court records show.
Henry concedes that he took a U-Take van from a parking structure in Alexandria, Virginia, drove it to Dulles Worldwide Air terminal in Virginia and entered a terminal structure on Walk 27, 2019.
“Henry fruitlessly endeavored to follow one more person into a confined region of the air terminal, however the other individual kept Henry from entering the limited region,” as per a court recording going with his request understanding.
Henry later let examiners know that he went to the air terminal since he “was attempting to hurt individuals there” and “planned to attempt to pass through a horde of individuals,” at the end of the day left since “there was certainly not a sufficiently large group” at the air terminal, as indicated by the recording.
Henry confessed to a crime that conveys a greatest jail sentence of 20 years. Yet, examiners and guard lawyers concurred that a fitting sentence for Henry would be the prison time he as of now has served and lifetime directed discharge with compulsory cooperation in a psychological wellness treatment program, as per his supplication understanding.
U.S. Region Judge Paula Xinis, who isn’t limited by that proposal, is booked to sentence Henry on Oct. 23. He will stay imprisoned until his condemning hearing. Henry’s lawyers didn’t promptly answer Monday to an email looking for input on his blameworthy request and supplication bargain.
Henry was accused in 2019 of endeavoring to offer material help to an unfamiliar fear monger association, the Islamic State bunch. In any case, the charge to which he conceded is irrelevant to what specialists had said was an ISIS-roused plot to do an assault at Public Harbor, a well known waterfront objective in Maryland right external the country’s capital.
Monday’s recording doesn’t make reference to the Islamic State or indicate any philosophical inspiration for an assault at the air terminal.
Henry left the air terminal and drove the taken U-Take to Public Harbor, where he stopped it. Police captured him the following morning after they found the van and saw Henry get around a security wall.
Henry told specialists he wanted to do an assault like one in which a driver ran over and killed many individuals in Pleasant, France, in 2016, specialists said. An examiner has said Henry planned to kill as quite a large number “doubters” as could really be expected.
Monday’s court filings don’t make sense of why Henry didn’t concede to any charges connected with the supposed Public Harbor plot.
The body of evidence against Henry stayed on hold for a really long time in the midst of inquiries regarding his psychological skill. Last year, Rondell Henry’s lawyers advised the court that he planned to seek after a madness safeguard.
Xinis had decided in February 2020 that Henry was not able to stand preliminary. She over and over expanded his court-requested hospitalization.
Yet, the adjudicator decided in May 2022 that Henry had become intellectually skillful to stand preliminary, could grasp the charges against him and was fit for aiding his guard. Xinis said a Walk 2022 report on Henry’s ailment found specialists had reestablished his psychological capability.
Investigators have said Henry watched Islamic State bunch promulgation recordings of unfamiliar fear based oppressors decapitating regular folks and battling abroad. Specialists said they recuperated a telephone Henry had disposed of on a parkway in a clear endeavor to hide proof, including pictures of the Islamic State banner, equipped Islamic State warriors and the one who completed the 2016 Heartbeat club slaughter in Orlando, Florida.
Henry is a naturalized U.S. resident who moved to the country from Trinidad and Tobago over 10 years prior.