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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