Brooklyn man charged with encouraging Islamic State group subway attacks in NYC

Kimberly Dole
November 27, 2019 - 1:50 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- 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.

Police say 40-yearold 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 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.