FBI Arrests Two In Los Angeles On Terrorism Charges For Trying To Join ISIS
The FBI arrested two men in Southern California, including one at Los Angeles International Airport, on suspicion of terrorism related charges, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
The two men, who were unarmed, are suspected of planning to travel abroad to join ISIS, sources said. One man was arrested at LAX, the other in Orange County.
There was never any local public safety threat, sources told NBC news.
The FBI, in connection with the joint terrorism task force, also served at least two search warrants in connection with the case.
Like a number of recent cases, the sources said the unarmed suspects fit a pattern of individuals who have been recruited by ISIS as foreign fighters, particularly through social media propaganda.