DEVELOPING: FBI Arrested 6 People in 2 Major US Cities on Terror Charges (VIDEO)


Federal authorities said late Sunday that they had arrested six people in Minnesota and California in connection with an investigation into young men who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight alongside ISIS.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota said the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. A spokesman for the Minneapolis FBI office confirmed the number of people arrested. No further details were available about the identities of the suspects or the specific charges they faced. 

KMSP reported that at least three of the arrests happened in Minneapolis and at least one took place in San Diego. The station reported that three of the men arrested in Minneapolis were already known to authorities. 



MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More Minnesotans are in custody Saturday for providing support to terrorist groups.

A source tells WCCO that FBI agents arrested at least six people in Minneapolis and San Diego for suspicion of trying to join ISIS. Authorities say efforts of a joint terrorism task force led to the arrests.

The six people taken into custody may be connected to the on-going investigation of Twin Cities residents traveling to Syria to support ISIS over the last year, according to the source.

U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota and the FBI are holding a news conference Monday morning to provide more details.

Authorities say there is no threat to the public safety.

Last fall, 19-year-old Hamza Ahmed was stopped at a New York airport as he tried to travel to Syria. He pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting the terrorism group and lying to the FBI. He’s scheduled to be in court tomorrow.


Several Arrested In Minneapolis And San Diego In Terrorism Investigation « CBS Minnesota.


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