By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh man accused of threatening FBI agents during the investigation has been charged.
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According to prosecutors, Khaled Miah, 27, lives in Pittsburgh and is a former Pitt student.
He has been charged on multiple charges, including threatening interstate communications and destruction of records in a federal investigation into alleged threats to FBI agents.
Court documentation accuses Miah of using a Twitter account and other electronic means to post threatening and destructive messages.
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The affidavit states that Miah has already been investigated and used technology “to threaten, harass, hinder, intimidate, and avenge federal investigators and their families, and to obstruct and restrict the federal investigation into his actions hinder “.
Investigators said a message related to the September 11, 2001 attacks, allegedly saying, “We are currently eating noodles and watching videos of the second plane hitting the South Tower.” Another message reportedly said: “Zero hour is approaching.”
In addition, investigators say Miah spent time in Washington DC visiting key landmarks and Boston where the marathon bombing took place.
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During an interview, investigators said that “a staff member” of Miah spoke of being “mentally unstable and attracted to a violent Islamic ideology.”