Rocket Launcher & Jihadist Writings Found in Houston Apartment …Update: Explosives & Koran Found in North Texas
A rocket launcher and jihadist writings were found in a Houston apartment today.
The launcher reportedly belongs to Nabilaye I. Yansane seen here at court earlier this week.
Police went to a southwest Houston apartment to break up a disturbance but ended up finding something else, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.
A woman called police on Monday and said a man was forcing his way into her apartment in the 5300 block of Elm Street.
When officers went inside, they found something that made them concerned enough to call the bomb squad.
They found an AT-4 shoulder-mounted rocket launcher. It can shoot a missile nearly 1,000 feet through buildings and tanks.
“It gives infantrymen the advantage with an ultra-light weapon that can stop vehicles, armored vehicles as well as main battle tanks and fortifications,” said Oscar Saldivar of Top Brass Military and Tactical on the North Freeway.
That type of rocket launcher has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The renter of the apartment didn’t want to talk to KPRC Local 2.
“This is my house,” the woman said. ” Get away from here. I don’t want to talk to nobody.”
The woman did tell police that the rocket launcher belonged to Nabilaye I. Yansane, someone whom she allowed to store items at her apartment.
Police records show that she didn’t want Yansane at her apartment, so she called them.
According to court documents, officers also found Jihadist writings that allegedly belonged to Yansane. The woman didn’t want to talk to KPRC Local 2 about that, either.
UPDATE: WFAA reported tonight that officials found a container with explosives in North Texas. A copy of the Koran was found nearby:
Authorities tell News 8 a suspicious device found in a North Texas neighborhood did contain explosives.