There was a stabbing attack in Roanoke, VA that took place over the weekend, and on Monday the FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into the attack to determine if the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired .
According to ABC NEWS, the attacker is a Muslim who has been on the FBI watch list for the past year. Recently, Wasil Farooqui (20-years-old), traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting soldiers and sympathizers.
FROM ABC NEWS: Farooqui was arrested Saturday by Roanoke County Police on charges of assault with malicious wounding, and he’s being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail, according to the sources and a jail database.
During the Saturday stabbing, Farooqui allegedly injured a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling “Allah Akbar” as he attacked them with a knife, sources told ABC News.
Authorities believe he may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random, ABC News was told.
Farooqui and his two alleged victims were hospitalized after the attack. Their conditions were not clear.
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