Friday, January 8, 2016

Feds: Houston suspect involved in ISIL-related terror plot

HOUSTON -- Federal agents in Houston and Sacramento have arrested suspects in an ISIL-related terror plot, the Department of Justice has confirmed.

The U.S. residents were in contact with ISIL supporters overseas, according to the federal indictments.

The Houston suspect is 24-year-old Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan. He is a Palestinian born in Iraq who has lived in Houston for about a year.

Sources say Al Harden became radicalized after moving to the U.S. in 2009. He is charged with one count each of attempting to provide material support to ISIL, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements.

"Based on the facts, as we know them, today's action may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives," said Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.

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