Aziz Rehman Osmani , wanted for making threats and assaulting a police officer at a Washington, D.C., airport was arrested after placing a Koran on the steps of government offices in Boston, police said.
A man who police say left a copy of the Quran on the steps of a state government building in Boston is also wanted in Washington for making threats at Reagan National Airport and assaulting a police officer, authorities said.
Boston has a real problem. Jihad activity is rampant. Remember, the Muslim plot to behead me was out of Boston.
“Man arrested in Boston after allegedly making threats at DC airport, causing disturbances in Boston,” By Felicia Gans, Boston Globe, October 11, 2016
A 22-year-old man was arrested in Boston Monday after allegedly making threats at Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. and causing two reported disturbances here, police said.
Aziz Rehman Osmani, whose address could not be located by police, had allegedly threatened people at an airport ticket counter and assaulted at least one police officer there, according to Boston police.
Boston police spokesman James Kenneally said there was a warrant out for Osmani’s arrest on eight charges related to the airport incident. Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, could not immediately say when the alleged incident occurred.
At 11:25 a.m. Monday, Osmani allegedly caused a disturbance in a jewelry store on Washington Street in Boston. Store employees told police he had taken a piece of jewelry and refused to return it.
He ultimately returned the jewelry before leaving the store, Kenneally said.
Officers reviewed the store’s security footage and sent a photo of the suspect to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, which issued a city-wide alert to Boston police personnel to look for him.
A short time later, Osmani was allegedly seen leaving a “suspicious device” on the steps the John W. McCormack Building on Beacon Hill. State Police responded and discovered it was a copy of the Koran.
Around 2:30 p.m., police were called to 33 Boylston St., where Osmani was allegedly “causing a disturbance at a shelter,” police said.
When officers arrived, they matched the photo of the jewelry store suspect with the man outside the shelter. After running a warrant check, police discovered he was wanted by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police
Osmani will be arraigned as a fugitive from justice, then returned to Washington, D.C., Kenneally said. He has not been formally charged.