KGUN 9 On Your SideNewsLocal News

Actions

Trump tweets about Tucson men accused of trying to join ISIS

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 14:21:47-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — President Trump mentioned Tucson in a tweet Tuesday morning following news of two men arrested at Tucson International Airport for allegedly trying to join ISIS.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the two men -- 20-year-old Abdi Yemani Hussein and 21-year-old Ahmed Mahad Mohamed -- were Somali nationals legally living in Tucson, and were arrested after a months-long investigation involving undercover FBI agents.

The men had purchased roundtrip tickets to Cairo, Egypt from TIA. After they received their boarding passes and crossed through security, federal agents took them into custody.

RELATED: Two men arrested at Tucson Airport for trying to join ISIS

READ THE FULL CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE