Man to face judge in D.C. drone attack case

Accused terrorist Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass., who allegedly plotted to fly remote-controlled airplane filled with explosives into the Pentagon. CBS

Last Updated 3:13 p.m. ET

WORCESTER, Mass. - A lawyer for a Massachusetts man accused of plotting to fly explosives-packed remote-controlled model planes into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol is expected to ask that his bail hearing be delayed.

The hearing for Rezwan Ferdaus was scheduled Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Worcester.

Federal defender Catherine Byrne said she plans to ask that the hearing be postponed. Prosecutors are seeking to have the 26-year-old man held without bail as he awaits trial on a string of charges.

They include attempting to damage and destroy national defense premises and attempting to provide materiel support to terrorists.

Ferdaus was arrested Wednesday after undercover federal agents delivered materials he allegedly requested, including grenades, six machine guns and what he believed was 25 pounds of C-4 explosives.

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A sample illustration of a "drone" aircraft like the F-86 Sabre model obtained by Rezwan Ferdaus, measuring 60 to 80 inches in length and capable of speeds greater than 100 mph. They were to be guided by GPS and carry five pounds of explosives.
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