Man arrested with AK-47 exterior of dissident Iranian journalist’s Brooklyn residence

A person armed with a loaded AK-47 was arrested on Thursday exterior of the Brooklyn residence of Iranian dissident journalist Masih Alinejad, based on sources and charging paperwork.

Khalid Mehdiyev, 23, was discovered with the assault rifle, a high-capacity journal and greater than $1,000 value of money when he was arrested after lurking for 2 days, based on a federal grievance.

The grievance makes no specific connection between Mehdiyev and Alinejad however says the accused had targeted on an unnamed Brooklyn “residence.”

Law enforcement noticed Mehdiyev sitting in a grey Subaru Forester SUV with an Illinois license plate for a number of hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Feds mentioned he ordered meals to his automotive and regarded within the home windows and tried to open the entrance door of the residence he was parked exterior of, the grievance says.

NYPD officers stopped Mehdiyev on Thursday after he rolled via a cease signal. Cops discovered he was driving with out a license and he was positioned underneath arrest.

Cops have been observing the person in a grey Subaru Forester SUV exterior of Masih Alinejad’s home earlier than approaching him.

Police later searched his automobile and located the loaded AK-47 with a number of magazines, further rounds of ammunition and a suitcase full of money. Two different completely different license plates have been additionally discovered.

Mehdiyev informed police he had been staying in Yonkers, however the hire was too excessive there and he was on the lookout for a brand new place to dwell within the Brooklyn neighborhood. He mentioned he had tried to open the entrance door of the residence so he may knock on an inside door to ask if he may hire a room.

He initially informed officers he had borrowed the automotive and he didn’t know something concerning the gun and mentioned the suitcase was not his. 

Later, he confessed that the gun was his and he had been in Brooklyn “as a result of he was on the lookout for somebody,” based on the grievance.

scheme to smuggle her again into Iran silence her criticism of human rights abuses within the Islamic Republic. Four Iranian operatives have been arrested by federal brokers.

The plan to kidnap Alinejad within the US allegedly included hiring personal investigators to conduct a number of days of surveillance throughout which she and members of her family have been photographed and recorded on video at and round her Brooklyn residence.

Alinejad couldn’t be reached for remark by The Post on Saturday.



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