NY: Man arrested outside of Iranian dissident’s home with AK47

Source: Independent [UK]

“A man with an AK47 assault rifle was arrested outside the home of Iranian-American journalist and dissident Masih Alinejad, according to the New York Post. The suspect was arrested on Thursday outside a Brooklyn, New York residence, court documents state. Khalid Mehdiyev, 23, was detained outside the home with the rifle, a high-capacity magazine, and $1,000 in cash. … He was stopped by the NYPD on Thursday after rolling through a stop sign. … Ms Alinejad spoke out last year after she allegedly was the target of a wild, elaborate plot by Iran to use a speedboat to kidnap her in New York. Federal prosecutors said at the time that they had charged four Iranians with plotting to kidnap the journalist and activist, who lives in Brooklyn and is an outspoken critic of the Iranian government.” (07/31/22)