FBI agents appeared to be carrying out a search warrant today at the Killeen, Texas mosque attended by Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Islamic Community Center of Greater Killeen.
Local police were called to cordon off the area and told ABC News they were acting on instructions from the FBI.
Moments later, four agents, wearing blue gloves, began to search through a trash bin outside the mosque. An ABC News reporter saw agents empty the trash bin on the ground, sort through various odds and ends, removed their gloves, and then put everything back into the receptacle. They did not enter the mosque itself.
The agents gave mosque president, Dr. Mansoor Farooqi, a document on a clipboard which he signed.
“The FBI cannot comment,” said Eric Vasys, a spokesperson at the FBI San Antonio office.
The FBI agents arrived moments after Farooqi and three other Mosque leaders had been escorted by an Army officer to the scheduled memorial services at Fort Hood for the victims of last week’s shooting in which 13 died and more than 50 were injured.
The mosque president then returned to speak with the agents. He appeared to be upset about the presence of the FBI agents and told ABC News, “I humbly ask you to leave or I will have to call the police.”…