A Pennsylvanian woman was indicted Tuesday on suspicion on having ties with terrorists in connection with an assassination attempt on a Swedish cartoonist.
Colleen R. LaRose is suspected of plotting an assassination attempt with seven other conspirators against Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist, according to The New York Times.
Police charged LaRose with conspiring with jihadist fighters and pledging to commit murder in the name of a Muslim holy war, according to USA Today.
LaRose, 46, is expected to appear in court March. 18 for her indictment hearing, according to USA Today.
"It shatters any lingering thought that we can spot a terrorist based on appearance," Micheal L. Leavy, the United States attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, said, according to The New York Times.
LaRose will be joining just a handful of U.S. women who have ever been charged with terrorism, the Justice Department said, according to USA Today.