Georgia man arrested for plotting to attack White House, DOJ says

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Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Georgia man for allegedly planning to attack the White House and other federal buildings in D.C.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak announced Wednesday that the FBI arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, after a year-long investigation by a joint terrorism task force.

“Investigating and prosecuting individuals who seek to cause mass casualty is the number one priority of law enforcement,” said Pak.

Taheb allegedly intended to use explosive devices, including an improvised explosive device and anti-tank rocket, to damage the buildings.

“All potential threats have been neutralized and they have been under control from the inception of this case,” Pak said. He added that there were never any threats posed to the Northern District of Georgia or the upcoming Super Bowl.

Authorities say a community tip led to Taheb’s arrest and he was believed to be acting on his own.

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