VIDEO: NY man caught on camera plotting terror, arrested by FBI

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A judge has made secretly recorded conversations between a local man and undercover FBI agents public.

Glendon Scott Crawford was convicted in August 2015 in federal court on terrorism charges. The man was accused of attempting to make a death ray machine to target local Muslims and government officials.

Newly released FBI tapes show the dramatic moment he was arrested by federal agents.

One video takes place in 2012 in a Schenectady hotel room. It reveals Crawford had planned to kill local Muslims using a mobile, radiation weapon.

“It’s basically a horrendously strong x-ray machine,” Crawford can be heard saying.

However, Crawford did not realize that at the time, he was actually meeting with an undercover FBI agent posing as a white supremacist. In another video recorded inside a warehouse in Schaghticoke, Crawford is seen talking with an undercover agent when he gets busted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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