2 sentenced for plotting to bomb Southern Tier Muslim community


This combination of two Jan. 22, 2019, photographs provided by the Greece Police Department in Greece, N.Y., shows Brian Colaneri, left, Andrew Crysel. The pair, who were arrested with two other young men for plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives, were sentenced Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, to four to 12 years in prison. (Greece Police Department via AP)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two of the four suspects who plotted an attack on a Southern Tier New York Muslim community sentenced Thursday.

Both Andrew Crysel and Brian Colaneri were sentenced to four to 12 years, meaning they come up for parole in four years but could serve twelve.

Both of them pleaded guilty to conspiracy in June.

It all started back in January when Crysel and Colaneri, along with Vincent Vetromile and Nicholas Pheilshifter were found in possession of almost two dozen guns and three bombs.

They planned to attack the Muslim community of Islamberg in Delaware County, New York.

Vetromile and Pheilshifter also pleaded guilty. Vetromile faces seven to 12 years in prison for terrorism and weapons charges. Pheilsifter was 16 at the time of arrests. He’ll go to a children’s detention center until he’s 18, and then to state prison.

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