The Washington, DC transit police officer, has been arrested for an attempt to provide support to the ISIS terror group. The US officer traveled to Libya in 2011 and participated in fighting against then-leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Nicholas Young, a 13-year veteran of the US Metro Transit police, was arrested on August 3 by US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents for an attempt to provide material support to ISIS.
“According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Young told FBI agents that he traveled to Libya twice in 2011 and he had been with rebels attempting to overthrow the Muammar Qaddafi regime,” the release said.
According to the Justice Department, during a years-long investigation by the FBI, Young met with a confidential human source (CHS) who was posing as a ISIS recruit.
“During these conversations [in 2014] Young advised CHS on how to evade law enforcement detection by utilizing specific travel methods and advised CHS to watch out for informants and not discuss his plans with others.”
In July, Young transmitted 22 digital gift card codes to an undercover FBI agent that Young believed would be used for mobile messaging accounts ISIS operatives use in recruiting.
Young is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday in Virginia.