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Man charged with trying to help ISIS, encouraging NYC subway attacks

Posted: 1:41 PM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 13:58:45-05

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn man has been arrested on charges that he tried to help the Islamic State group, in part by encouraging attacks on New York’s subway system.

Zachary Clark was arrested Wednesday and will appear in Manhattan federal court.

Federal authorities say he provided instructions on how to plan attacks on U.S. soil and encouraged Islamic State group supporters to attack well-populated areas.

They say he also posted a manual online on how to build a bomb.

A defense lawyer declined to comment.

Authorities say the 40-year-old Clark this year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State leader who was killed in October and also his replacement.

He was charged with providing material support to IS and distributing information relating to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.