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.
Somali refugees arresed in Tucson on way to Egypt. They were in touch with an agent posing as a terrorist. One of them stated, “The best wake up call is Islamic State to get victory or another 9/11.” Get smart people! #MAGA #KAG @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2019
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.