The FBI says yesterday's Sterling, VA raid was terrorism related. FBI claims defendant, Sean Andrew Duncan, expressed interest in joining ISIS (partial court doc below). FBI also says Duncan knowingly destroyed a memory card & thumb drive to impede their investigation. (@wusa9) pic.twitter.com/NECZ1aOKAg
— John Henry (@JohnHenryWUSA) December 30, 2017
The Intel below was published at 5:22 am EST, about 13 hours before the official update:
BREAKING***- New Details on High-Profile FBI Raid of Northern Virginia Home https://t.co/smqsO3aJ9G
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) December 30, 2017
The FBI executed what turned out to be a high-profile search warrant Friday in Sterling, Virginia sending the D.C. media and social media into a tail spin.
News helicopters, TV news casters. The whole circus came to Sterling on Friday for the five-hour FBI raid.
While many wildly speculated the raid was somehow linked to the Trump White House, FBI sources confirmed to True Pundit the operation is terrorism related, FBI sources said, and part of an ongoing terror-related investigation.
FBI sources said the target of the warrant is renting the apartment unit in Sterling and is an “Arabic-speaking male.”
The man recently moved into the unit, sources said.
The male was not home at the time of the raid. FBI sources said on Friday the suspect had not been arrested.
The case is being spearheaded by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia.