WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) commented on the unsealing of an indictment charging Montgomery County resident Colleen R. LaRose with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft.

Congressman Dent released the following statement:

“The indictment released today is a chilling reminder that the threat of homegrown terrorism is real and that even American citizens can be susceptible to radicalization. This indictment underscores that terrorists are actively exploiting the Internet as a powerful tool to communicate, recruit, plan and execute attacks.

“I commend the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force for their thorough investigation of this case. In my capacity as member of the Homeland Security Committee, I will be monitoring this situation closely.”

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