The Arizona Attorney General’s Office along with the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation served two search warrants on a Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism Case.
Law-enforcement agents on Wednesday took a Phoenix-area woman into custody on suspicion of conspiracy to commit terrorism, authorities said.
Agents from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Phoenix office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation served two search warrants Wednesday morning in Chandler and Florence, according to Mia Garcia, an Arizona Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman.
Michelle Bastian was arrested, Garcia said.
In Chandler, law-enforcement activity was evident Wednesday morning at Urban Oven, a locally owned bakery in the 2400 block of North Arizona Avenue.
Garcia said the investigation was continuing, and no further information was available.
This is the second prosecution of a state-level terrorism charge in Arizona.
In a deal made with prosecutors on Friday, Mahin Atif Khan pleaded guilty to terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, and conspiracy to commit misconduct Involving weapons, court records show.
Unlike federal laws, Arizona statutes do not require an “overt act” to prove terrorism conspiracy, [Attorney General Mark] Brnovich said in a July interview.