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Brooklyn man charged with encouraging NYC subway attacks

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he tried to help the Islamic State group, in part by encouraging attacks on New York’s subway system.

Zachary Clark was detained after an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court.

Federal authorities accused Clark of providing instructions on how to plan attacks on U.S. soil and encouraging Islamic State group supporters to attack well-populated areas.

They said he also posted a manual online on how to build a bomb.

A defense lawyer declined to comment.

Authorities said Clark, 40, 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.

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