A third MUSLIM suspect, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, 43, was arrested by the feds and charged with conspiracy and supplying weapons to Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi before those two Muslims opened fire outside the contest in Garland, Texas, on May 4, according to a federal indictment filed last week.
NBC News Simpson and Soofi were killed in the attack in Garland. The indictment says Abdul Kareem and the two men practiced shooting in the Arizona desert near Phoenix before the attack on the contest. The contest was organized by a free speech group and held at a school.
The Arizona man arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Texas last month allegedly also discussed a plan to attack the Super Bowl, an FBI agent said in court Tuesday.
FBI agent Dina McCarthy, with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, said at a Phoenix federal court hearing Tuesday that Abdul Kareem also discussed an potential attack on the Super Bowl held in Glendale in February, NBC station KPNX reported.