(CLEVELAND) -- At a press conference Monday morning at its Cleveland facility, the FBI announced the arrest of a man who allegedly planned a July 4th, terrorist-style attack in downtown Cleveland.
Authorities arrested Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts -- aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq -- Sunday around 10 a.m.
“His Facebook posts were, quite frankly, disturbing,” said Stephen Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland FBI, during a press conference. “They included words to the affect that ‘we as Muslims need to start training like this every day. We need to know how to shoot guns, throw hand grenades, and hand-to-hand combat.”
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FBI announces the arrest of an Ohio man Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda. pic.twitter.com/9RoC9NwV4Q— Dan Stamness (@DStamness) July 2, 2018