AURORA – The FBI says he was ready to die and his enemy was Western Civilization. 9Wants to Know learned early Monday morning that a Colorado man had been arrested in Chicago on charges of providing material to support a terrorist organization.
Thirty-five-year-old Jamshid Muhtorov of Aurora is accused of trying to go overseas to fight for jihad.
The U.S. District Attorney’s office says Muhtorov was arrested on Saturday at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport by Denver FBI agents and Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force members.
Just after Muhtorov’s arrest in Chicago, federal agents descended on his apartment complex at East Jewell Ave and South Dayton Street in Aurora.
Agents searched apartment 9-D for evidence. Neighbors say hardly anyone went inside Muhtorov’s apartment. The FBI says he was on his computer and cell phone talking to a terror group and expressing his willingness and desire to carry out an attack.
Muhtorov is facing charges of attempting to provide material and providing material to a foreign terrorist organization, according to John Walsh, the U.S. District Attorney for Colorado.