BALTIMORE (AP) - A fifth man has been arrested during an investigation into a possible terrorism threat to a highway tunnel this week, according to court documents.
Maged Hussein, who owns an east Baltimore convenience store that was raided Tuesday by federal authorities, was taken in to custody on a handgun charge, the documents showed.
Four other men were detained Tuesday on immigration charges and will be deported, according to Mark Bastan, acting special agent in charge at Immigration and Customs Enforcement here.
One of them, 30-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Mohamady Ismail, came up in a tip about the purported tunnel plot from a source in custody in the Netherlands, Bastan said. The tipster said several men would drive vehicles filled with explosives through a Baltimore-area tunnel.
The three other men picked up at the same time as Ismail were identified as Mohamed Mohamed-Abdelhamed, 38, Suied Mohamad-Ahamad, 25, and Ahmad Al Momani, 58. Al Momani is from Jordan, and the others are from Egypt, Bastan said.