FBI thwarts possible attack on the White House

Hasher Taheb, 21, was arrested in an FBI sting, and officials believe he had been planning a suicide attack.
1:33 | 01/17/19

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other round of paychecks missed. The terrorist in Georgia where the FBI thwarted a possible attack on the white house. Taking 21-year-old in custody the day before he was planning to launch a deadly assault. Pierre Thomas is tracking it. Good morning. Reporter: The FBI today is laying out a chilling tale involving a proposed suicide attack that was supposed to happen Toth, here in Washington. Among E targets considered, the wasngton monument, the Lincoln memorial and a specific synagogue but the most detailed and focused planning involved a plot to attack the white house with a three-man team using assault rifles, hand grenades and anti-tank rocket launcher. The plan to cause a distraction shgz blow a hole in the mansion and proceed to kill, quote, as many people as possible and do the most damage, George. Thank goodness the FBI was ableind of this in order to set up the sting operation. Reporter: That's right. The FBI says hasher taheb was arrested. The weapons were fake and the other terrorists he thought he was dealing with were undercover FBI operatives posing as radicals. The case began last March when local police contacted the FBI and told them that taheb had been radicalized and the FBI sent undercover informants to make contact with taheb who allegedly began discussing his allegedly deadly operations saying jihad was the best deed in Islam, George. They've got to be vigilant. So many great organizations and agencies doing their best to keep us safe here.

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