Authorities thwart planned church attack in Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH, ALLEGHENY COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The FBI has arrested a Syrian man in Pittsburgh for allegedly planning an attack on a church.

Police and Federal Agents say 21-year-old Mustafa Mousab Alowemer was arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support and resources for ISIS.

Officials say Alowemer plotted an attack on a church in Pittsburgh in the name of ISIS.

Alowemer allegedly distributed plans for how to make improvised explosive devices to a person he believed to be a fellow ISIS supporter, but was actually an FBI employee.


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