Federal authorities announced today a terrorist case against an Atlanta metro area resident who’s accused of plotting to destroy the White House and other Washington D.C. government buildings.
The alleged DC plotter intended to use IEDs and anti-tank rocket. Authorities say that all threats have been neutralized and the suspect was believed to have been acting alone.
BREAKING: Federal law enforcement officials have arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb in connection to foiled a terrorist plot to attack the White House.
Taheb reportedly said he planned to travel to Islamic State territory. -AJC
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 16, 2019
Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a terrorist case against a metro Atlanta resident accused of plotting to destroy the White House and other Washington D.C. government buildings.
Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested in Gwinnett County and appeared briefly in court in downtown Atlanta in the case brought the FBI.
“His alleged intent was to attack the White House and other targets of opportunity in the Washington, D.C. area,” U.S. Attorney B.J. Pak said.
Pak said Taheb intended to use IEDs and an anti-tank rocket to carry out the attacks. More
“He allegedly told the informant he wanted to attack the White House and Statue of Liberty in jihadist attacks…. Jallal Taheb: Alleged DC plotter intended to use IEDs, anti-tank rocket https://t.co/TVqIc3i8b9 via @FOX13Memphis
— P Tum (@reallyhadenough) January 16, 2019
The criminal complaint, which accuses him of plotting to destroy a government building, said a community member contacted law enforcement in March 2018 to say that Taheb had become radicalized.
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 Islamic State 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. More
Another person to squeeze like a grape for information until they know everything that he knows. The odds are better than even he has some sort of help, guidance or specific orders.
Find out who they are and roll up the entire lot of them. Just too many targets for one man.