FBI Director James Comey said the agency has current investigations into homegrown radicals in every state.
“Those people exist in every state… Until a few weeks ago there was 49 states. Alaska had none, which I couldn’t quite figure out. But Alaska has now joined the group so we have investigations of people in various stages of radicalizing in all 50 states,” Comey said.
The FBI said more than 20 people in just the past year have been arrested trying to fly from the United States to join ISIS.
The arrests are just the latest examples of the growing dangers of “lone wolf” terrorists inspired by ISIS – and the possibility that more such terrorists could attempt attacks in the future. (Read more about how ISIS is in Alaska HERE)