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Wasil Farooqui, 20 of Roanoke County has been charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail. (Mugshot)

Police say man tried to behead Virginia man in possibly ISIS-inspired attack

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A man remains behind bars, accused of stabbing two people and possibly attempting to behead a Virginia man while yelling "Allahu Akbar"("God is Great" in Arabic)  in what investigators believe may be an ISIS-inspired attack.Wasil Farooqui, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., was charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and is being held without bond. The FBI has launched a terrorism investigation into the attack, which occurred Saturday night outside the Pines Apartments. 

Police say man tried to behead Virginia man in possibly ISIS-inspired attack

Here's a look at Farooqui. 

ABC News reports Farooqui traveled to Turkey within the past year and may have tried to sneak into Syria.  

He was born in the United States and is a legal citizen, WSET reports.

The victims' conditions were not clear, but police told WSET they are recovering.


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