Sterling man indicted after raid in terrorism investigation

- A federal grand jury has indicted a Virginia man after an FBI raid of his home in December.

FBI agents raided 21-year-old Sean Andrew Duncan's home on Courtyard Square in Sterling on Dec. 29, taking out boxes of evidence. Prosecutors say when FBI agents identified themselves and knocked, Duncan ran out the back door barefoot and threw a plastic bag with a memory card that had been tampered with. Agents also found a broken flash drive.

Duncan is charged with obstructing a terrorism investigation.

The FBI started investigating Duncan in Feb. 2016 when they learned from a family member he had converted to Islam and may have been radicalized. In June 2017, the FBI learned Duncan had been in contact with an ISIS recruiter in a foreign country.

Prosecutors say Duncan even tried going to Turkey in 2016, but the country wouldn't let him in. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

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