A 22-year old man from Huntsville, Alabama was arrested by local authorities on charges of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, reported WHNT News.
Aziz Sayyed, who is a U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, is also being investigated by the FBI.
Although details of the case could not be released, Roger Stanton, the FBI special agent in charge, said, “We successfully mitigated a threat today with this arrest.”
Significantly, the arrest came as a direct result of a tip given to police. “If you see something, you need to tell us. You need to say something. This investigation actually started as a tip. It was a tip that something wasn’t right,” said Huntsville Police Department Chief Mark McMurray.
“They called their local law enforcement and luckily, we have this joint relationship with the federal government, and we all work these situations together to the end. This one was a very successful end, because it was concluded before it got out of hand. Thank you so much,” he added.