TERRORISM | Fire destroys restaurant owned by suspect in Rochester, NY

A fire has destroyed an upstate New York restaurant owned by a Yemen-born man charged last month with plotting vengeance attacks against members of the U.S. military and the Muslim community.
Firefighters responded yesterday to a report of a fire at the former Mojoes Restaurant in Rochester, according to media reports.
Firefighters had to break down the boarded-up door of the building to get inside. Officials say the restaurant’s interior was destroyed.
In June, restaurant owner Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested after federal prosecutors said he bought two unregistered guns from an FBI informant. Investigators say he plotted to kill returning U.S. troops for American actions overseas and Shiite Muslims over the civil war in Syria.
Elfgeeh, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Yemen, is being held in jail. AP

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