Sure, his connection to online sewer BuzzFeed is tenuous, but we’re just employing some of BuzzFeed’s famed journalistic standards to see how they like it.
A joint terrorism task force is investigating whether a 21-year-old man has connections to terrorism after he was arrested at the New Port Richey, Florida home he shares with his parents.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said on Twitter Wednesday it would be foolish for him to say the case is “definitely not connected to terrorism.”
Paramedics were called to the home Wednesday morning after Sherif Elganainy’s father became unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital.
His mother called deputies to ask them to check out suspicious fumes she said were in her home.
The sheriff’s office says “suspicious materials” were in Elganainy’s bedroom.
When deputies attempted to arrest Elganainy, he became violent.
Wow, a violent Muslim? Whodathunkit? Meanwhile, a look at his Facebook page shows he’s a fan of BuzzFeed Food, whatever the hell that is. So should we assume all BuzzFeed Food fans are possible terrorists or are potential terrorists fans of BuzzFeed?
That’s when Sherif returned home from the hospital. Nocco said Sherif “violently” attacked deputies and tried to get their guns away from them. They managed to take him into custody, but one deputy came out with a broken hand and another suffered a head injury. They were both taken to the hospital.
“They were basically in a fight for [their] lives,” Sheriff Nocco explained during a news conference Wednesday evening. “Don’t put your hands on a Pasco deputy. Bad things will happen.”
Sherif Elganainy was taken to the hospital.
Afterward deputies said they found the same smell the mother reported, and were working on a search warrant. The Hillsborough County Bomb Squad, Pasco Fire Rescue and Pasco Emergency Management were on the scene to help conduct the search.
“There are materials in there that give us concern,” Nocco said. “His actions, statements that he’s made, previous things that have occurred in this house, that have now been reported today to us, give us a lot of concern.”