New Jersey man charged with supporting Hezbollah

Alexei Saab began training with Hezbollah operatives overseas and surveilled multiple locations in the U.S., the FBI said.
1:33 | 09/20/19

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tonight, a terror suspect under arrest. The man from New Jersey accused of being trained by Hezbollah to scout possible U.S. Targets for attack. Tonight, authorities say they have video of the scouting that happened in New York, Washington and Boston. And this evening here, where the suspect was allegedly looking. Here's ABC's whit Johnson. Reporter: Tonight, federal authorities say crowded and iconic American landmarks like times square and major airports and bridges were among dozens of scouted targets for a possible attack. 42-year-old alexei Saab arrested. He entered the U.S. In 2000, applied for citizenship in 2005, becoming a naturalized citizen just three years later. Authorities say he made ten trips to Lebanon, receiving extensive weapons training and learningexplosives. Draws Saab allegedly made of the FBI recovering photos and videos from his devices that they say depict his potential targets, including Boston's Fenway park and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. And David, the George Washington bridge behind me, one of those targeted sites. Prosecutors also say that Saab admitted, he confessed that he was paid $20,000 to Mary a woman he hardly knew to gain her citizenship, but that alleged fraudulent marriage is what prompted his initial arrest. David? All right, whit Johnson live in New York tonight. Whit, thank you.

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