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In a first, US police officer charged with aiding Islamic State: Reports

Officials said that there is however, no evidence to suggest any threat to the Washington D.C metro system.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
August 3, 2016 8:48:15 pm

In what seems to be the first case of a US police officer aiding the Islamic State, a Washington-area transit officer has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the terror group, the CNN reported on Wednesday.

The report said that 36-year-old officer Nicholas Young of Fairfax, Virginia was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation following more than a year of investigation.

Officials said that there is however, no evidence to suggest any threat to the Washington D.C metro system. Young will reportedly make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

With his arrest, Young becomes the first American police officer to be charged with supporting the Islamic State Group. An indictment filed in federal court said Young sent a law enforcement source codes for mobile messaging cards that Young believed would be used by Islamic State fighters to communicate.

(With inputs from agencies)

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