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Wednesday
Oct192011

Arrests at Texas Courthouse; Terror Links Investigated

Thinkstock/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Federal agents are assisting local police in a "high priority" investigation in San Antonio, Texas, after three men were caught allegedly breaking into a courthouse overnight, officials said.

The men, who a senior FBI official said appear to be of Moroccan descent, were reportedly caught on surveillance camera forcing their way into the courthouse around 1 a.m.

In the course of their investigation, authorities uncovered pictures of courthouses and water systems from around the U.S. in the van used by the men, law enforcement officials said.  One FBI official said there did not appear to be an immediate threat to public safety.

An official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who is also assisting in the investigation, told ABC News that two of the men had names similar to two that appear on an FBI watchlist. So far, the suspects have not been cooperative, officials said.

Further updates to this story can be found here.

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