Neighbors said many “suspicious packages” were delivered to the condo where a “Middle Eastern” couple moved in a couple months ago. About one dozen boxes were removed from the condo. Is this a case of “see something, say something”?
The FBI and other law enforcement spent hours raiding a condominium Friday in a Loudoun County neighborhood. The raid took place at a home in the Chatham Green Condominiums in the 46900 block of Courtyard Square in Sterling.
The FBI has not said what it’s investigating, only confirming that they were carrying out “court authorized law enforcement activity” based on a federal warrant coming out of the Eastern District of Virginia.
FBI agents took boxes and other items from the home and left around 7:30 p.m. after neighbors told ABC7 they arrived in the afternoon.
Neighbors said that at least one man and one woman who they say dressed “Middle Eastern” moved into the home a few months ago. Neighbors said the man would wear a long black robe and had a long beard, while the woman wore a burqa.
The FBI says yesterday's Sterling, VA raid was terrorism related. FBI claims defendant, Sean Andrew Duncan, expressed interest in joining ISIS (partial court doc below). FBI also says Duncan knowingly destroyed a memory card & thumb drive to impede their investigation. (@wusa9) pic.twitter.com/NECZ1aOKAg
— John Henry (@JohnHenryWUSA) December 30, 2017
This is the suspect:
Sources tell us this is the suspect and he studied Arabic at a Herndon, Virginia Islamic institute where the dean is a jihad-preaching former leader of the Muslim Students Association (MSA).