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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Va. man accused of Metro bomb threat

By Washington Post editors

An Arlington man has been arrested after posting on Facebook that he could put pipe bombs on Metro cars or in Georgetown at rush hour, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, The Post's Maria Glod reports on Dr. Gridlock's blog.

Court papers do not show that Awais Younis, 25, also known as Mohhanmed Khan and Sundullah “Sunny” Ghilzai, ever acted on the threats. He has been charged with communicating threats via interstate communications.

In late November, someone told FBI agents in New Orleans that a person they had met via Facebook had chatted about using explosives in the D.C. area, court papers say. The person, known as Sundullah Ghilzai, described how to build a pipe bomb and indicated what type of shrapnel would cause the most damage.

Read more about Younis' Facebook threats on Dr. Gridlock's blog

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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