The Montgomery County man who was allegedly inspired by ISIS, and who is accused of stealing a U-Haul van as part of a plot to run over a crowd of people at National Harbor, will remain in jail.
28-year-old, Rondell Henry, a naturalized citizen born in Trinidad & Tobago, was deemed to be a threat to the public during a hearing in U.S. District Court Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Henry planned to run people over at National Harbor, or at Dulles International Airport. Prince George’s County police officers arrested Henry after surveillance footage showed him and the stolen truck at National Harbor. Authorities made statements following the hearing.
Robert Hur, U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland, stated: “This defendant appears to have formed a plot to harm large numbers of innocent people and had taken concrete steps to execute that plot.” Chief Hank Stawinski of Prince George’s County Police Department reported, “This individual’s views do not represent the community in Prince George’s County, and I stand behind that statement strongly.”
Henry is now awaiting trial.