Muslim arrested on terrorism charges in AZ

Another would be muslim terrorist was arrested on Friday for terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism.


    An 18-year-old man who was living in Tucson has been arrested by the FBI and Arizona Attorney General’s office on terrorism charges.

    Mahin Khan, who turned 18 just two weeks ago, was arrested Friday afternoon at his Tucson home, said Mia Garcia, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Attorney General’s office.

    He is facing two charges: terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism, Garcia said.

    Khan is accused of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism against government buildings in Pima and Maricopa counties, although what acts and which buildings are not available.

    “We asked the judge to seal the records to protect our investigation before we made the arrest,” Garcia said, adding that the records will likely be unsealed within the next week.

    There are no other outstanding suspects and no threat to public safety at this time, she said.

    Additionally, authorities are not aware of any threats specific to the Fourth of July holiday or holiday weekend, she said.

    “The timing of the arrest has nothing to do with the Fourth of July,” Garcia said.

    Khan is being held in the Maricopa County Jail.