A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officer was arrested on Wednesday for providing material support to ISIS.
In the first case of a U.S. police officer charged with supporting the terrorist group, Nicholas Young was arrested by the FBI after more than a year of investigation.
According to CNN, Young will make his first appearance in court later Wednesday.
Officials say there was no evidence of any threat to the D.C. Metro system. Still — scary!
This arrest comes after the Justice Department and law enforcement experts have been making a coordinated effort to identify and arrest individuals sympathetic to ISIS and prevent future attacks.
It’s scary to think other U.S. citizens — let alone police officers — might be sympathizing with the fundamentalist group, but hopefully this arrest gives officials some insight into ISIS’s operations.
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