Dover Police have confirmed a man arrested in Florida on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State group once operated a kiosk at the Dover Mall.
Abror Habibov, 30, a native of Uzbekistan, ran mobile phone repair kiosks, as well as similar operations that sold kitchenware, in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to a federal indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York.
Police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman said his department had been in contact with federal officials regarding Habibov.
“The FBI was in contact with our agency early on in the investigation to make us aware they would be in our area conducting an operation/investigation,” Hoffman said.
“It was learned that the suspect operated a kiosk in the Dover Mall and may have resided in the Dover area at some point.”
Two other men, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., also a native of Uzbekistan, and Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, also of Brooklyn and a native of Kazakhstan, were arrested by federal authorities in New York.
Habibov was taken into custody in Florida.
All three men are reportedly being held without bail.