In a statement released this morning that confirmed an earlier report on nj.com, The Star-Ledger's website, the U.S. Attorney's Office said the men planned to "kill as many soldiers as possible."
The alleged plot included conducting surveillance of the Army base and purchasing multiple firearms, including hand guns, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons, according to the federal complaint released this morning.
The bust came after several of the suspects were lured by a secret informant to a meeting with an arms-seller, according to the complaint.
Some of the would-be attackers have been living illegally in the United States, while others are legal immigrants, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Four are ethnic Albanians, one was born in Turkey, and a sixth was born in Jordan, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.