'National security' related arrest made in Sacramento: official

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 07, 2016 7:51 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Thursday in Sacramento in connection with a national security-related case, the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

"We can confirm that there was a national security-related arrest today," said Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for Wagner. "There is no current threat to public safety associated with this arrest."

The suspect, who was not named, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Sacramento on Friday, Horwood said. More details about him, including court documents pertaining to the case, would be released on Thursday night or Friday morning, she said.

The Sacramento Bee reported, citing sources, that federal agents had made two other arrests in Houston and Milwaukee in a case involving allegations that U.S. residents were trying to assist supporters of the militant group Islamic State.

Reuters was not able to independently confirm media reports about the other arrests.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Toni Reinhold)