10/06/2017 13:39 EDT | Updated 10/06/2017 13:42 EDT

News Alert: Canadian pleads guilty to terrorist charges in New York City: Justice Department

NEW YORK — A 19-year-old Canadian has pleaded guilty to terrorism related charges in the U.S.

The U.S. Justice Department says Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy was one of three people arrested in New York City in connection with an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot more than a year ago.

The plot was revealed Friday after the case was unsealed.

A justice department news release issued Friday says El Bahnasawy, who has been in custody since the FBI arrested him in May 2016, pleaded guilty to terrorism offences and is awaiting sentencing.

The release says El Bahnasawy is from Mississauga, Ont. 

The other two accused are an American citizen and a citizen from the Philippines.