Wasil Farooqui, 20, was recently charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, in an attack that happened last Saturday. Using only a knife, he brutally attacked two people inflicting serious bodily wounds, but was that his intention? It now appears that there is an investigation into the attack. Why? The FBI fears that it was actually an ISIS attempted beheading that didn’t end up going to plan.
The FBI confirmed to Fox News that they are investigating the stabbings that happened in Virginia along with the Roanoke County Police Department.
The Special Agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond division, Adam Lee, said, “The FBI is working with the Roanoke County Police Department following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening. While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident.”
The source of the information is unknown but ABC News reported that Farooqui traveled to Turkey last year. He may have tried to sneak into Syria during the trip to interact with ISIS militants.
Farooqui, on Saturday, attacked a man and a woman in an apartment complex in Roanoke, Virginia. The two victims were seriously injured during the attack. A handful of eyewitnesses claimed that Farooqui had been shouting “Allah Akbar,” during the attack. The authorities believe that he was trying to behead the male victim, no information is known to why the authorities think that at the moment.
So far there is no known connection between the victims and Farooqui.