by user Layla
Crossposted from The HILL Chronicles
Read how police in Colorado stopped Moussa Bitar, 27, for suspicion of drunk driving that ended him being held in custody on unrelated charges.
In what is described as a ‘sensitive’ case, police took a man into custody early Friday morning whose name is on the FBI’s terrorist watch list, officials said.
Police stopped Moussa Bitar, 27, at 2 a.m. for suspicion of drunk driving and then took him into custody on unrelated charges, officials said.
When asked to provide identification, police said, Bitar produced papers that listed the name of a dead man. Police were later able to determine his true identity and learned of his listing on the terrorist watch list.
Bitar is currently being held at the Aurora Detention Center, said David Gaouette, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver.
“The federal government is looking into any possible federal violations,” Gaouette said. “The FBI and other agencies are interested in talking to him.”
This most certainly turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Who knows what Bitar had planned or what he knows of others with plans. I am sure we will learn more about this in the coming days.