A judge on Friday sentenced an 18-year-old Arizona man to eight years in prison for terrorism convictions stemming from a plot to attack a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix.
Mahin Khan of Tucson previously pleaded guilty to terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, and conspiracy to commit misconduct involving weapons.
His lawyers sought a seven-year sentence, while prosecutors wanted him to spend 14 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Khan wanted to attack the motor vehicle office in Mesa and instructed an undercover FBI employee to start building homemade grenades.
Khan was accused of wanting to inspire an insurgency in the U.S. to carry out the sort of attacks that occurred in Paris and Brussels and had online exchanges with a person believed to be a member of the Islamic State terror group.
Authorities said Khan had also expressed a desire to attack a Jewish community center in Tucson and that investigators found a document in a search of his home that showed he wanted to attack a military recruiting center and a fitness location.
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