FBI Search Of Arlington Home Connected To Thwarted Terror Plot
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ARLINGTON (CBSDC) — An Arlington County Police and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation being conducted at home in Douglas Park, Va. is related to Amine El Khalifi and the thwarted terror attempt at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
Authorities executed a search warrant at the home, located on the 1600 block of S. Randolph Street Friday afternoon.
The FBI was seen talking to two men at the location.
Authorities set up a blue tarp in the backyard of the residence to keep onlookers at bay.
Neighbors described El Khalifi as a quiet man to WNEW’s Karen Adams.
One woman said her son did yard work for the man, but now she questions whether you can truly know the people who live in your community.
El Khalifi was taken into custody following a nearly year-long sting operation. In recent weeks the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police had the suspect under round the clock surveillance.
Undercover operatives provided the man, who was in the U.S. on an expired visitor visa, with an inoperable gun and inert explosives.
Authorities say the public was never in any danger.