Over the weekend a Muslim nutcase in Virginia stabbed a man and a woman, apparently attempting to behead them as he screamed, “Allahu Akbar!”
Farooqui recently returned from the Middle East where it is thought that he tried to enter Syria from Turkey. Police are investigating a tie to ISIS.
According to ABC News, The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Virginia, looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources told ABC News.
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Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, sources said, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from around the world.
Farooqui was arrested Saturday by Roanoke County Police on charges of assault with malicious wounding, and he is being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail, according to the sources and a jail database.
On Saturday, Farooqui allegedly injured a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling “Allahu akbar” as he attacked them with a knife, sources told ABC News.
Authorities believe he may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random, ABC News was told.