Federal agents arrested a New York aeronautics student who allegedly was behind an ISIS-inspired plot with others to build and detonate a bomb.
Munther Omar Saleh, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen, is charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.
According to an unsealed criminal complaint from the Eastern District of New York, Saleh from Queens, New York, was planning to detonate an explosive device in the New York metro area.
An FBI affidavit says agents were conducting surveillance of Saleh when he and another unidentified suspect tried to run toward the vehicle FBI agents were using to track him.
The case is underscores of a new aggressive approach the FBI is taking toward possible terror suspects in the U.S., in the wake of a foiled terror attack by two ISIS-inspired gunmen in Garland, Texas.
The FBI has increased surveillance of some suspects, which some of those under investigation have noticed.
In Boston, recently, a suspect under surveillance by the FBI and Boston police attempted to attack officers, who were following him due to concerns that he was planning an imminent attack.
The Saleh case remains under investigation, and a law enforcement official says more arrests are expected.