Two men intent on attacking a military recruiting station in Seattle, Washington to inspire Muslims to defend their religion from U.S. actions abroad were snared by FBI agents in a terror plot sting, authorities said late last week. A suspect from Seattle, and a suspect from Los Angeles, California, were arrested June 22 after they arrived at a warehouse garage to pick up machine guns to use in the attack, an FBI agent wrote in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. district court. The machine guns had been rendered inoperable by federal agents and posed no risk to the public. The two suspects appeared in federal court in Seattle June 23 and listened as a prosecutor recited the charges against them. Detention hearings were set for June 29. The suspects could face life in prison if convicted. Authorities learned of the plot early in June when a third person recruited to participate alerted the Seattle Police Department, the complaint said. Investigators immediately began monitoring the men, and the confidential informant continued to string them along by promising to obtain weapons. The building, the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way in Seattle, also houses a daycare. Recruits for all military branches are screened and processed there. The DHS said in a May 31 assessment with other organizations that it did not think it likely there would be coordinated terrorist attacks against military recruiting and National Guard facilities.