FBI Arrests Law Enforcement Officer for Material Support of ISIL

Today, the FBI arrested Nicholas Young, a sworn law enforcement officer, for attempting to provide material support to the designated terrorist group ISIL.

“This case reflects the challenges that law enforcement is facing from the dangerous spread of violent radicalization that threatens our communities at home and abroad,” said FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate. “Today’s arrest is the culmination of a relentless, multi-year investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Metro Transit Police Department to successfully disrupt Young’s plans to support a terrorist organization."

Nicholas Young, a police officer with the Metro Transit Police Department in Washington, D.C., was arrested on charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Young has been under investigation and monitored by the FBI since 2010. The Metro Transit Police Department initiated this investigation and continues to work collaboratively with the FBI Washington Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force on the case.

Washington Field Office Special Agent in Charge Brenda Heck prepares for a press conference with FBI partners. AP Photo.