Man makes Washington DC subway bomb threat on Facebook

December 14, 2010 23:17

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — Federal authorities say a man is accused of making a threat on Facebook to blow up the Washington, DC subway system.

A judge ordered a mental evaluation for Awais Younis on Tuesday. He was arrested last week on charges of communicating threats across state lines.

A sworn statement from an FBI agent says Younis told a friend on the social networking site that he could use pipe bombs to kill people on the Metro system and in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood. The friend alerted the FBI.

Younis, who was born in Afghanistan, also allegedly made threats online against the friend.

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