Butterfield Commends Arrest of Attempted Suicide Bomber

Feb 17, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Capitol Police arrest of Amine el-Khalifi, who reportedly attempted to carry out a suicide attack at the U.S. Capitol: 

“Today’s arrest of a man who allegedly planned to carry out a suicide bombing and shooting spree at the Capitol is a chilling reminder that we are never far-removed from those who seek to cause us harm.  This arrest also underscores the advancements made in intelligence since 9/11 to thwart the actions of violent extremists.  I commend the FBI, the Capitol Police, and others whose lengthy investigation and responsiveness undoubtedly saved countless lives.”