Police, FBI arrest Huntsville terrorism suspect

Police, FBI arrest Huntsville terrorism suspect
The Huntsville Police Department and FBI announced the arrest of a terrorism suspect. (Source: WAFF)
The Huntsville Police Department and FBI announced the arrest of a terrorism suspect. (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Huntsville Police Department and FBI have arrested a man on terrorism charges.

Aziz Sayyed, 22, was arrested at the intersection of Church Street and Clinton Avenue Thursday afternoon. The arrest was announced in a joint press conference later that afternoon.

A court appearance is scheduled for July 5.

Sayyed faces a state charge of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism. Madison County Jail records show is being held without bond.

Agents could not go into details of the allegations but said the threat included the Huntsville and Madison County area, including Redstone Arsenal.

"We do not discuss the installation's security conditions. We always appreciate the close work and cooperation within our law enforcement community which keeps Team Redstone safe and secure each and every day," said Chris Colster, U.S. Army Garrison, Redstone Arsenal spokesman.

Agents said there is no standing threat.

Roger Stanton, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Birmingham Division, said this has been a joint investigation. That investigation is ongoing.

Police confirmed the investigation is connected to an apartment at Twickenham Village Apartments on Galaxy Way. Police say this is where Sayyed was allegedly staying. They executed a search warrant at the apartment on Thursday.

No further information was released.

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