A man from Seattle was arrested Friday while trying to board an international flight to join the designated foreign terrorist organization ISIS.
The Department of Justice issued a press release Tuesday announcing the arrest of Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams, 20, who is charged with trying to join ISIS “in order to engage in violent acts of terrorism in the Middle East or the United States.” The DOJ alleged in court documents that a lengthy investigation led to Williams’ arrest.
“As alleged, Williams was determined to support ISIS either by traveling overseas to join and fight with the terrorist organization, or by conducting an attack here in the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “The FBI was just as determined to stop him, and he was intercepted as he tried to make his way abroad. The threat of terrorism at home and abroad remains, and the National Security Division is committed to