NEW YORK - An American Muslim was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, the US Justice Department said. The complaint alleged Tarek Mehanna, 27, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and co-conspirators had many discussions between 2001 and May 2008 about randomly shooting people in shopping malls, even to the point of reviewing the logistics of a mall attack, Acting US Attorney Michael Loucks said in a news release. The plan was abandoned, however, because the plotters couldnt get the necessary automatic weapons to carry out the attacks effectively, Loucks said. The complaint alleged Mehanna, whose country of origin could not be ascertained, conspired with Ahmad Abousamra and others to provide support and resources to carry out a conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim or injure persons or damage property in a foreign country and extraterritorial homicide of a US national, the Justice Department said. Mehanna was indicted in January for making false statements to the FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force during a terrorism investigation, Loucks said.