An Ocean County man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Gregory Lepsky, 21, admitted to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He said that he was planning on building the bombs in support of the Islamic State group.
Lepsky, of Point Pleasant, answered basic yes or no questions during Tuesday’s appearance in federal court in Trenton.
His plea agreement calls for a prison sentence of 16 to 19 years. Sentencing is scheduled for June 19.
Lepsky was arrested in February 2017 after authorities said he stabbed the family dog, and a search turned up a pressure cooker and digital evidence of a plan to build and detonate a bomb in support of the Islamic State group.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.