FBI raids home of Virginia man who wanted to join ISIS, reports say

Published: Dec. 30, 2017 at 11:18 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2017 at 10:16 AM EST
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(WWBT/WRC) - An FBI raid in Northern Virginia was connected to a man who wanted to join ISIS, reports NBC4 in Washington.

Sean Andrew Duncan's home in Sterling was raided for several hours Friday. Court documents obtained by NBC4 say Duncan tried to run and get rid of evidence when agents showed up.

Duncan's alleged links to terrorism include converting to Islam in 2016, deleting his Facebook following a trip to Turkey and having the Twitter handle @DawlahtulIslaam, which roughly translates to "The Islamic State."

"Based on my training and experience I know the above-described searches conducted by Duncan are indicative of an individual planning and researching how to conduct an attack and defend himself from severe bodily harm," an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.

Neighbors say Duncan and his wife just moved into the home over the summer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They claim packages were always showing up at the couple's door.

Several FBI agents were carrying packages marked with red and black tape out of the couple's home, and a mobile command post was used at the scene, according to NBC4.

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