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  • Five Moroccans nabbed in Texas courthouse break-in

    10/19/2011 11:29:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By William Spain
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Five Moroccan nationals arrested Wednesday for breaking into a San Antonio courthouse were found to have pictures of public buildings, water systems and malls across the country, Reuters reports. While they were nabbed by local police, the suspects will be interrogated by a joint terrorism task force that includes the FBI and immigration enforcement authorities, the wire service reported.
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Clackamas Town Center shooting: Gunman was Jacob Tyler Roberts

    12/12/2012 10:49:42 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 74 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12.12.12 | Helen Jun
    Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, was the masked man who stormed into Clackamas Town Center Tuesday afternoon, fatally shooting two people and wounding another before turning a gun on himself, police said. Roberts does not appear to have a criminal history in Oregon, according to court records. He had two speeding tickets earlier this year. Court records show that Roberts and a woman, Hannah Shoemake, were evicted last summer from their Happy Valley apartment. Roberts' mother answered her door at her Portland home, but declined to comment to an Oregonian reporter. "I loved my son very much," she said.
  • Superseding Indictment Charges Two Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to...

    06/21/2010 1:18:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Superseding Indictment Charges Two Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization BOSTON, MATwo men were charged today in a superseding indictment with one count each of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division, announced today that TAREK MEHANNA, 27, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and AHMAD ABOUSAMRA, 28, who currently resides in Syria, were charged in a superseding indictment with one...
  • Feds: Sudbury man planned terror attacks on malls

    10/21/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 2,831+ views
    My Fox Boston ^ | 10/21/09 | Mike Levine
    BOSTON - A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna worked with the men from 2001 to May 2008 on the...
  • Former Navy Sailor Charged With Passing Secrets to Al Qaeda

    03/07/2007 5:27:20 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 68 replies · 1,651+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/7/07
    March 7, 2007 A former U.S. Navy sailor has been charged with allegedly passing military secrets about U.S. Navy movements through waters in the Middle East to al Qaeda-related Web sites during the spring of 2001, just months after the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen. Hassan Abujihaad, formerly known as Paul R. Hall, allegedly passed information about U.S. Navy warship movements in the Straits of Hormuz in April 2001 while he was a member of the Navy. The information passed along contained details about vulnerabilites of U.S. vessels including susceptibility to small boat attacks by terrorists. Abujihaad...
  • BRITS FOIL PLOT TO BOMB U.S. JET

    12/03/2003 4:28:59 PM PST · by freeperfromnj · 18 replies · 277+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | LONDON, Dec. 3, 2003
    (CBS/AP) Sources tell CBS News that British police have foiled a plot to blow up an airliner en route from London's Heathrow Airport to the U.S. Sajid Badat, a Pakistani Briton, was arrested in his hometown of Gloucester last week during a series of police raids across Britain. Badat, 24, was charged Wednesday with conspiring with Richard Reid, the so-called "shoe bomber," and "others unknown" to cause an explosion "likely to endanger life" between September 1, 2001 and November 28, 2003. He is also charged with two lesser offenses of "possessing explosives." Shortly after the arrest, Home Secretary David Blunkett...
  • Sources: More Terror Arrests To Come (Columbus, Ohio)

    06/16/2004 6:59:17 AM PDT · by flutters · 40 replies · 558+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | June 16, 2004
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High-ranking officials said the arrest of a Columbus terror suspect won't be the last in Ohio's capital city, NewsChannel 4's Elenora Andrews reported. The FBI and Ohio's terrorism task force say they are still tracking terror in the city. A key federal official told NewsChannel 4, "There is more to come" in Columbus, Andrews reported. Ohio's top law enforcement officials said the arrest of Nuradin Abdi, 32, who was accused of planning to blow up a Columbus-area shopping mall, should serve as a wake-up call. "Understand that we are at war with terrorism, we are at war...
  • Read The FBI Affidavit On The Would-Be Mall Terrorist

    12/09/2006 7:30:51 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 43 replies · 2,337+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | December 9, 2006 | N/A
    There has been suprisingly little reportage of the actual details of would-be shopping mall terrorist, Mr. Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef's mindset and intentions. So as a public service, here the FBI agent's affidavit (pdf file) in easy to read format. Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef STATE OF ILLINOIS)) COUNTY OF COOK)AFFIDAVIT1. I, Jared Ruddy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, being duly sworn, state as follows: I am a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and have been so employed for more than two years. I am currently assigned to an FBI Counterterrorism squad as well as the...
  • Man Charged With Shopping Mall Bomb Plot

    12/08/2006 10:48:55 AM PST · by absalom01 · 49 replies · 1,781+ views
    AP Via Guardian UK ^ | Friday December 8, 2006 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) - A man was arrested Friday by federal agents on charges of planning to set off hand grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall. Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford, was arrested when he met with an undercover agent in a parking lot to trade a set of stereo speakers for four hand grenades and a handgun. Federal officials said he planned to set off four hand grenades in garbage cans at the CherryVale shopping mall in Rockford, about 90 miles northwest of Chicago. He was charged with one count of attempting to damage or destroy a building...
  • Man charged in alleged mall terror plot (Rockford, Illinois) UPDATE

    12/08/2006 9:03:25 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 344 replies · 16,459+ views
    Chicago Trib ^ | 12-8-2006
    <p>Dec. 8, 2006 — ABC News has learned a Chicago-area man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack.</p> <p>Sources say the man is accused of planning to use firearms and explosives to attack a specific mall in Rockford, Ill. The alleged plan was to target this mall during the holiday shopping season.</p>
  • Major Terror Plot Against US Ignored By US Media

    01/13/2006 12:31:08 AM PST · by tgambill · 23 replies · 2,630+ views
    The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely reported outside the U.S., but went virtually unreported in the American media. Italian authorities recently announced that they had used wiretaps to uncover the conspiracy to conduct a series of major attacks inside the U.S. Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said the planned attacks would have targeted stadiums, ships and...
  • Malls see arrests by FBI, INS

    06/27/2002 1:15:20 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 47 replies · 2,013+ views
    Pensacola News Journal ^ | 06/27/02 | Brett Norman/Sean Smith
    <p>At least three men reportedly were taken into federal custody in two Pensacola malls as the FBI and the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service initiated a nationwide sweep Wednesday.</p> <p>Witnesses said plain-clothes agents closed Intrigue jewelry vendors at Cordova and University malls, Wild Things at University and possibly other shops.</p>
  • Italian Authorities Break Up Islamic Cell

    05/09/2004 6:27:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 310+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/9/04 | Frances C. D'Melio - AP
    ROME - Anti-terrorism police arrested the Algerian cleric of a mosque and four Tunisians Sunday in a crackdown authorities said was aimed at preventing an al-Qaida-linked cell from sending suicide attackers to Iraq (news - web sites). The suspects were seized in pre-dawn raids in three cities in the northern Tuscany region, Genoa's Police Chief Oscar Fiorolli said. Genoa, a northern port city, began the investigations that led to the arrests. The suspects allegedly belonged to a cell of Ansar al-Islam, an organization based in northern Iraq with links to al-Qaida, Fiorolli told the Associated Press in Rome in a...