“This case, in which private citizens paid attention to details and notified authorities of their suspicions, serves as a reminder to all private citizens that we must always be observant and vigilant, as there are some who intend to cause great harm,” said U.S. Attorney Saldaña.
“Khalid Aldawsari, acting as a lone wolf, may well have gone undetected were it not for the keen observations of private citizens.
We owe them, and all the hundreds of hard-working members of our law enforcement community, our deepest gratitude.” (FBI press release)
“Khalid Aldawsari came to this country intent on carrying out an attack. He then began purchasing ingredients to construct a bomb and was actively researching potential targets in America. Thanks to the hard work of many agents, analysts, and prosecutors, his plot was thwarted before anyone was harmed; he was convicted at trial and, today at sentencing, he was held accountable for his actions,” said Assistant Attorney General Monaco. (Ibid)