DC Metro Police Officer Arrested For Aiding ISIS

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A DC Metro Transit Police officer was arrested Wednesday for trying to provide material support to Islamic State terrorists, according to a Department of Justice announcement.

Authorities arrested Nicholas Young, a 12-year veteran with the Metro Transit Police, Wednesday morning while on-duty. Young attempted to assist ISIS in carrying out domestic attacks and bought “communication related items” to send to the terrorist organization, reports ABC News.

Details about Young’s motivations remain unknown. (RELATED: Officials Nab Virginia Man For Attempting To Aid ISIS Attacks In DC)

A source told ABC News that there is, “no pending threat to the D.C. transportation system.”

The arrest followed a several-year investigation by officers posing as ISIS agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington, D.C..

Young is a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia and will appear in court in Alexandria Wednesday afternoon.

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