The latest chapter in the FBI's war on terrorism began in a Circuit City store in Mount Laurel 16 months ago.
A clerk called local police and said someone had brought a videotape to the store to be duplicated. The clerk watched it and found it "disturbing."
It showed 10 young men in their early 20s "shooting assault weapons . . . and calling for jihad."
The Mount Laurel police called the FBI. And that, authorities said yesterday, is how the FBI began to investigate a plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix.
While authorities declined to publicly identify the clerk or his company yesterday, they went out of their way to call him a unsung hero.
"This person did what we want all citizens to do," said U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie. Others familiar with the matter confirmed the store where the case began.