January 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Following on a tip to authorities, a man from Georgia has been arrested in a terror plot that allegedly targeted federal buildings–including The White House.
The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, Georgia. Taheb appeared in a federal court in Atlanta Wednesday.
According to U.S. Attorney BJay Pak, Taheb is charged with “intent to destroy by fire or explosive a building owned, possessed or leased by the United States or any department or agency thereof, or any institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance,” among other charges.
Taheb allegedly intended to use an anti-tank rocket to carry the attacks. (Anti-tank rockets are man-portable rockets designed to be able to defeat armored vehicles.) It was unclear if he ever obtained the weapon.
Officials believe he was acting alone.
On Aug. 25, 2018, Taheb allegedly put his vehicle up for sale. An FBI informant reached out to show interest and met with the suspect days later.
Taheb allegedly said he planned to travel to “hijra,” a term said to refer to ISIS territory and he was selling the car to fund the trip. But he didn’t have a passport.
He allegedly told the informant he wanted to attack the White House and Statue of Liberty in jihadist attacks.
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