WASHINGTON – A police officer with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was arrested Wednesday and charged with providing material support to ISIS, according to two law enforcement officials.
Nicholas Young was arrested by the FBI following more than a year of investigation. According to the officials, there was no evidence of any threat to the D.C. Metro system.
Young allegedly sent mobile-based gift card IDs to a law enforcement source last week with the understanding that the cards would be used by overseas ISIS fighters to communicate, according to a copy of the indictment viewed by The Washington Post.
Young will make his first appearance in court later Wednesday.
He would be the first police officer in the United States arrested and charged with supporting ISIS.