The Maryland man accused of planning to drive a van into a popular tourist spot was ordered by a judge to be held without bond Tuesday after prosecutors claimed there was “no doubt” he would kill if released.
Federal prosecutors said that Henry felt his was a “noble cause” when he decided to steal a van and drive it to Dulles International Airport in Virginia on March 27.
Officials said he wanted to ram his vehicle into “disbelievers” and keep “driving and driving and driving” but when he was unable to make it past airport security, he turned his attention to National Harbor.
Court documents revealed that Henry allegedly intruded onto a boat and hid overnight. By the following morning, March 28, police officers had discovered the location of the stolen U-Haul. When Henry jumped over the security fence from the boat dock, observant Prince George’s County Police officers arrested him.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo ruled in favor of federal prosecutors who argued that Henry might flee or be a risk to the community if freed.
Public defender Michael CiteraManis said there was reason to be "suspicious" of the government's story, and he believed his client's rights had been violated.
Henry was charged with driving a stolen vehicle across state lines, which carries up to 10 years in prison, but prosecutors were expected to seek additional charges.
Fox News’ Matt Richardson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.