Pembroke native faces terrorism charges in Texas

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HOUSTON, TX. (WIVB) – A Western New York native is facing trial in Texas after being charged with plotting to blow up government buildings using C-4 explosives, rob banks, kill law enforcement officers and destroy mosques.

Robert James Talbot, Jr., 38, grew up in Pembroke. He could face up to 30 years in federal prison if convicted of all the charges filed against him.

Talbot was arrested in Katy, Texas in March following an eight-month investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is slated to go on trial in September.

Investigators report that Talbot is accused of plotting to fund a “resistance” group by robberies and armored car heists. He then planned to recruit others to join him in terrorist attacks, including one to attack a mosque.

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