View Full Version : FBI: Man Known Online As 'Alshishani' Bites Agents Trying To Serve Warrants

01-07-2011, 02:50 PM
Emerson Begolly, Former Penn State Student, In Federal Custody

PITTSBURGH -- A hearing was held Thursday in federal court for a Harrison Township man who the FBI said posted extremist views online under an alias and bit two agents while in possession of a loaded gun.

# Begolly owns an AK-47.
# Begolly's mother and 19-year-old brother said that Begolly wants to die violently as a martyr and take others with him.
# Begolly's mother said he was diagnosed at age 6 with Aspberger's Syndrome.
# Begolly's mother recently tried to have him admitted into Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Begolly, 21, was arrested Tuesday by two FBI agents in New Bethlehem, Clarion County. The agents wanted to talk with him and serve two search warrants, as they were conducting an unspecified investigation, according to the criminal complaint.

The agents found Begolly sitting alone in the front seat of a car parked at a fast-food restaurant, when one agent opened the vehicle door, the complaint said. That's when Begolly screamed and reached into his jacket, at which time both agents tried to keep him from grabbing what they believed was a gun, the complaint said.

"Agents attempted to control Begolly, Begolly bit both agents and drew blood," the complaint said, adding that agents then found a loaded 9mm handgun inside his jacket, with the safety in the "off" position and one round in the chamber.