FBI: Middle Eastern Males Menacing Military Families In Colorado And Wyoming

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Jonah Bennett Contributor
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Military families in Colorado and Wyoming are being approached and intimidated by ‘Middle Eastern males,’ prompting the FBI to issue a report on the recent incidents.

In one notable case, according to an FBI report dated July 2, two Middle Eastern males came right up to a servicemember’s spouse at her house in Colorado and stated that her husband was a U.S. interrogator. The males then took off in a “dark colored, four-door sedan with two other Middle Eastern males.”

She immediately reached out to local law enforcement, which then decided that the situation deserved attention from the FBI.

The interactions have jumped in frequency since the beginning of the summer and mostly show up in Colorado and Wyoming, Military Times reports.

“On numerous occasions, family members of military personnel were confronted by Middle Eastern males in front of their homes,” the FBI report noted. “The males have attempted to obtain personal information about the military member and family members through intimidation. The family members have reported feeling scared.”

Some suspect the uptick in activity is linked to the rise in prominence of the Islamic State, which has attracted supporters in the United States. FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that in all 50 states the bureau is investigating ISIS supporters. Other officials have stated that almost 200 Americans have traveled to Syria or Iraq, intend to, or are trying to return back home to the U.S.

Military officials issued warnings earlier this year to servicemembers, asking them reduce the amount of information they share through social media networks. Members affiliated with ISIS have threatened servicemembers and their families after obtaining information and posting it online.

“It’s hard because I am so proud of what my husband does, but lately so many spouses that I know are actually scared that they could be targets of ISIS or someone who sympathizes with ISIS,” the spouse of a Special Forces soldier told CNN in January.

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