Connect with us

Big League National Security

18-Year-Old in Arizona Pledged Loyalty to ISIS Before Attacking Police Officers

Published

on

An 18-year-old Arizona man is in custody for terrorism after making several calls to 911 pledging allegiance to ISIS before showing up at the sheriff’s station, threatening authorities with a knife.

“Ismail Hamed, 18, of Fountain Hills, brandished a knife during an incident with a Maricopa County sheriff’s sergeant Jan. 7 before he was shot, authorities said,” according to Fox News. “He’s since been treated and released from the hospital.”

According to the report, Hamed told authorities he was affiliated with ISIS before showing up at the precinct. Tuesday, terrorism charges were filed on top of an existing charge of aggravated assault from throwing rocks at an officer during the incident.

Trending: Construction Workers Drown Out Chanting Climate Demonstrators

“The complaint filed Tuesday alleges Ismail Hamed ‘intentionally or knowingly, did provide advice, assistance, direction or management’ to the terrorist organization, which is listed under several formal names under which the organization is known, including the Islamic State of Iraq al-Sham,” said AZ Central.

take our poll - story continues below

Should Adam Schiff be tried for treason for fabricating statements attributed to President Trump?

  • Should Adam Schiff be charged with treason for fabricating statements attributed to President Trump?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Friday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s held a press conference about the event.

“During the course of this investigation, our investigators, in partnership with our partners at the FBI and the task force that investigates these types of crimes, were able to determine that this individual have, for some time frame, been in the process of what we would describe as radicalizing,” said Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone. “Additionally, evidence indicates, in his statements, that his intent that day was to further the actions of his ideology, and it is our belief that his intent was to harm that deputy, in an effort to promote terror.”


Follow Peter D’Abrosca on Twitter: @pdabrosca

Like Peter D’Abrosca on Facebook: facebook.com/peterdabrosca

Bypass Tech Censorship!

Facebook, Twitter and Google are actively restricting conservative content through biased algorithms. Silicon Valley doesn't want you to read our articles. Bypass the censorship, sign up for our newsletter now!

Bypass Tech Censorship!

Facebook, Twitter and Google are actively restricting conservative content through biased algorithms. Silicon Valley doesn't want you to read our articles. Bypass the censorship, sign up for our newsletter now!

Have a hot tip for Big League Politics?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to tips@bigleaguepolitics.com. All hot tips are immediately forwarded to BLP Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to submissions@bigleaguepolitics.com.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

It's time to name Antifa a terror org! Sign your petition now!


You Might Like