ATLANTA -- Channel 2 Action News has learned a Georgia Tech student has been charged with material support of terrorism. Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, is named in an indictment issued by a Federal Grand Jury in Atlanta. A law enforcement source tells Channel 2's Investigative Reporter Mark Winne, Ahmed is accused of videotaping locations outside of Georgia. U.S. Attorney David Nahmias says they believe Ahmed supported terrorism, but is not a terrorist himself.
In a separate case that may be related, a 19-year-old Roswell man was arrested Monday in Bangladesh. Ehsanul Islam Sadequee was arrested by Bengali authorities after at least eight months of federal investigation of him and his family, his sister, Sharmin Sadequee, said Thursday.
Federal authorities would not confirm the arrest. Authorities also refused to confirm Ahmed's arrest before Thursday.