Georgia man charged with plotting attack on White House
admin • January 17, 2019 • 1410
A Georgia man has been arrested and charged for allegedly plotting to destroy the White House and other government buildings in Washington, Wednesday (January 16).
“Today, the Joint Terrorism Task Force Partners, which is led by the FBI, arrested Hasher Taheb, 21 years old, of Cumming Georgia, after a through investigation into his plans to attack Federal buildings,” said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung Jin “Bjay Pak”. “His alleged intent was to attack the White House and other targets of opportunity in the Washington, D.C.,” he said.
Local law enforcement contacted the FBI in March after getting a tip from a member of the community, NBC said. The tipster said Taheb had become radicalized, changed his name and planned to travel abroad, NBC reported. — Reuters
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