A teenager promised "lone wolf operations in Las Vegas" in support of ISIS before his alleged terror plot was foiled, according to law enforcement.
"Peace be upon all brothers who see this. I am here to announce that I will be starting lone wolf operations in Las Vegas against the enemies of Allah," the suspect allegedly wrote in a Nov. 28 social media post.
"I ask you to make Dua for victory. I am a supporter of the Islamic State, and I will make sure the Zionists in this city know it."
That was allegedly posted on Tuesday. By Friday, the 16-year-old suspect was arrested, and federal agents found components to build an explosive device and terrorist propaganda, Dori Koren, deputy chief Homeland Security and Special Operations Division, said.
The social media post also included the ISIS flag and words in Arabic, Koren said during Friday's press conference.
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department counter-terrorism division quickly mobilized and identified the suspect and his location "within hours" of the post, Koren said.
Law enforcement – including SWAT teams – executed several warrants to foil the alleged plot, and take the suspect into custody, Koren said.... (Read more)
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