Detroit terror suspect to enter plea deal, avoid trial

Sebastian Gregerson accused of amassing stockpile of weapons


DETROIT – A Detroit man accused of plotting a terrorist attack is expected to enter a plea deal instead of going to trial. 

Sebastian Gregerson, 30, was arrested after allegedly buying grenades from an undercover FBI agent last year. He was expected to stand trial in May. However, now he's expected to appear in court March 30 for a plea hearing during which a deal could be reached with federal prosecutors. 

During a search of his home, investigators found assault rifles, handguns, a shotgun, a hatchet, two machetes, multiple fixed blade knives, a grenade launcher, and road spikes among other items.

VIEW: Images released of evidence against Detroit terror suspect accused of amassing stockpile of weapons

According to the indictment, Gregerson received about 26 ounces of Composition B “with knowledge and intent that said explosive materials would be used to kill, injure, and intimidate a person and to unlawfully damage and destroy property.”

A Facebook account belonging to a user with the name Abdurrahman Bin Mikaayl includes an image of a man on a horse carrying the Islamic State flag.

A source alerted the FBI that Gregerson claimed to have grenades and bazookas, which prompted an investigation.

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