(Rochester, MN) -- A man who worked at the Mayo Clinic is heading to federal prison for offering aid to foreign terrorists.
Muhammad Masood of Rochester was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised probation once he is released. Masood pleaded guilty last year to expressing his support for the Islamic State and making plans to commit a lone-wolf-style terrorist attack in the United States. He was arrested in 2020 while attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles so he could board a cargo ship traveling to Syria.
The former doctor from Pakistan was working as a research coordinator at the Mayo Clinic before his arrest.