Police in Huntsville, Alabama, last week arrested a man who was charged with soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, reports WHNT News 19.
Aziz Sayyed, 22, of Huntsville, was taken into custody Thursday after police received a tip. Police say he is a North Carolina-born U.S. citizen.
“We successfully mitigated a threat today with this arrest,” said FBI agent Roger Stanton in a news conference.
The Huntsville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working together on the case with support from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. No specifics on the threat were disclosed, but officials said the arrest eliminated any threat to the area, including Redstone Arsenal.
Police Chief Mark McMurray encouraged the public to let the police know when something doesn’t seem right.
“If you see something, you need to tell us,” he said. “You need to say something. This investigation actually started as a tip.”
Sayyed was staying at an apartment complex near the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He faces state charges but no federal charges as of Thursday.