Man gets 8 years in prison in X-ray weapon case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who admitted helping build a mobile X-ray device meant to kill people at a mosque and an Islamic center has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Fifty-seven-year-old Eric Feight of Hudson pleaded guilty in 2014 to providing material support to terrorists. He was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Albany.

Feight was arrested in 2013 along with 51-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford of Galway. Crawford is awaiting sentencing after his conviction in August of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.

Investigators began tracking Crawford in 2012 after he approached two Albany-area Jewish groups. They also learned Crawford sought help from a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard who was an FBI informant.

Authorities said the device was inoperable. Nobody was hurt.

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