Three Muslim men in the U.S. on Visas, were caught inside an historic San Antonio courthouse at about 1:30 a.m. They were on the floor crawling when caught. Apparently there was a silent alarm that alerted police, as the men came in through a window. Two more men were found in a van waiting outside. What was inside the van has involved the FBI and a joint terrorism task force. The court has been blocked-off and bomb sniffing dogs are on the scene. Photos of water systems from around the country were found along with evidence that the men “have been all over the country.”
Inside the van, officials say they found “photographs of infrastructure” including photos of shopping malls, water systems, courthouses and other public buildings which they say were taken in cities nationwide.
“They got travel documents, parking passes, they have been all over the country,” one law enforcement officials who asked not to be identified told 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board on the scene. “A lot of photographic equipment, a lot of documentation equipment inside their vehicle.”
Officials say the five men entered the country legally on visas from Heathrow Airport in London. They didn’t immediately know how long the men have been in the U.S., or what places they may have visited…
The men are described as in their early twenties. One law enforcement official said the men told him they climbed to the fourth floor of the courthouse at 2AM “to get a better view of the city.”
There is a military intelligence convention underway at the city’s Convention Center several blocks away, with top intelligence officials including White House officials set to speak, but investigators didn’t say whether there was any connection.
Why would 5 Muslim men in their 20’s, French Moroccan or any other descent, have Visas to enter the U.S.? Changing to another Muslim event, if you haven’t heard, we had another incident aboard a Southwest flight condemning passengers to hell, “Allahu Akhbar.”