One of four people arrested in connection with a plot to attack a Muslim community is out of jail.
Eighteen-year-old Andrew Crysel was released after posting bond. Police say he, 20-year-old Brian Colaneri, 19-year-old Vincent Vetromile and a 16-year-old were planning to use explosives and guns to hurt people in Islamberg, which is located east of Binghamton.
Officials say more arrests may be made as their investigation continues.
Meantime, officials at that Muslim enclave are demanding that Federal Terrorism charges be brought against the three adults and teen. They say if a Muslim did the same thing it would have triggered a sweeping investigation by federal authorities, and that there is a double standard.
You can listen to part of that news conference aired yesterday during the Bob Lonsberry Show:
Bob Lonsberry Show On-Demand 1/23/2019
Leaders of the Islamberg community are blaming internet lies and social media propaganda for stoking Islamaphobic fears.