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Iraqi citizen living in Ohio arrested after allegedly plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush

<i>The Bush Center/ Youtube</i><br/>The FBI has been investigating an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush.
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The FBI has been investigating an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush.

By Tierney Sneed and Katelyn Polantz, CNN

An Iraqi national living in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday and faces federal charges related to an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department announced.

Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab has been charged with aiding and abetting the attempted murder of a former United States Official, as well as with an immigration crime for his alleged attempt to illegally bring foreign nationals to the United States.

According to the Justice Department, Shihab is alleged to have planned to smuggle four Iraqi nationals as part of plot. Court documents obtained by CNN describe reconnaissance by Shihab that included driving to the neighborhood of Bush’s residence in Dallas.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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