Sacramento man among two arrested for terrorism

Jan 7, 2016 8:46 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested two people on terrorism-related charges in California and Texas.

A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday accuses a Sacramento man of traveling to Syria to fight alongside terrorist organizations and lying to investigators about it.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento says 23-year-old Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, an Iraqi citizen, was arrested Thursday morning in Sacramento.

He is charged with making a false statement involving international terrorism.

Meanwhile, the governor and lieutenant governor of Texas praised the arrest in Houston of what Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick called a terror suspect.

Patrick says in a statement that the arrests may have prevented a terror-related event.

Federal officials say a separate arrest in Milwaukee that grew out of the Sacramento investigation is not related to national security.

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