Two men were arrested late last night and are charged by criminal complaint with terrorism and firearms related charges. The complaint alleges that Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, a/k/a Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, a/k/a Frederick Domingue, Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, took possession of machine guns that they purchased and planned to use in an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station (“MEPS”) located on East Marginal Way, Seattle. Law enforcement has been monitoring Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh, including the weapons transaction, to prevent the attack and protect the public. Unbeknownst to the defendants, the weapons were rendered inoperable and posed no risk to the public. The defendants initially planned an attack on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but later changed targets. The defendants intended to carry out their attack with both grenades and machine guns.

“The complaint alleges these men intended to carry out a deadly attack against our

military where they should be most safe, here at home,” said United States Attorney Jenny A.
Durkan. “This is a sobering reminder of our need to be vigilant and that our first line of defense
is the people who live in our community. We were able to disrupt the plot because someone
stepped forward and reported it to authorities. I commend the joint efforts of the FBI, the Seattle
Police Department, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force who quickly recognized the seriousness
of the threat and ensured the safety of the community.”
Law enforcement first became aware of the potential threat when a citizen alerted them
that he/she had been approached about participating in the attack and supplying firearms to the
conspirators. The person then agreed to work with law enforcement, which began monitoring
Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh. Since early June the conspirators were captured on audio and
videotape discussing a violent assault on the Military Entrance Processing Station. The MEPS is
where each branch of the military screens and processes enlistees. In addition to housing many
civilian and military employees, the building houses a federal daycare center.
“Driven by a violent, extreme ideology, these two young Americans are charged with
plotting to murder men and women who were enlisting in the Armed Forces to serve and protect
our country. This is one of a number of recent plots targeting our military here at home,” said
Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “The threat was averted