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Suspect pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

WORCESTER - With a large group of family and friends on hand to offer support, an Ashland man pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal court to charges that he plotted to blow up the Capitol and Pentagon with remote-controlled airplanes laden with explosives.

Sitting stoically in tan prison scrubs, with downcast eyes, Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, quietly repeated “not guilty’’ as Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hillman detailed the six counts against the Northeastern University graduate.

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