Witnesses claim he said “Allah Akbar” as he attacked two people.
The FBI has decided to investigate a stabbing in Virginia as a possible terrorist attack after the man allegedly yelled “Allah Akbar.” Wasil Farooqui, 20, stabbed two people at an apartment complex on Saturday night. Both people survived.
Witnesses told the police Farooqui yelled “Allah Akbar” as he attacked them.
Fox News reported:
The FBI confirmed to Fox News it is investigating the dual stabbing alongside the Roanoke County Police Department. A source familiar with the case also told Fox News the FBI is investigating the attack as a possible terrorism-related incident.
“The FBI is working with the Roanoke County Police Department following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening,” said Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division.
“While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident,” Lee said.
Authorities have charged Farooqui with “two counts of aggravated malicious wounding.”
Officials told ABC News Farooqui “may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random.”
Other sources also told ABC News that he went to Turkey last year “and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from across the world.”
They arrested him at the same hospital that was treating the victims for treatment of his own injuries. He matched the suspect description and they promptly arrested him. Another source said they do not not know if he “is an American citizen.”DONATE
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