Richard Reid

Charge Date: Wed Jan. 16, 2002
Charges:Air safety violations, Conspiracy to kill Americans, Firearms violations, Terrorist attacks on mass transport, Weapons of mass destruction
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Air safety violations, Conspiracy to kill Americans, Firearms violations, Weapons of mass destruction
State:Massachusetts
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

Dubbed the "shoe bomber," Richard Reid attempted to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes. Passengers and flight attendants foiled his plot. He had trained at a terrorist camp in Pakistan. "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui said that Reid were tasked with crashing a plane into the White House on September 11, 2001. Reid was sentenced to life in prison.

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