Ali Muhammad Brown was arrested in New Jersey.
Seattle police say West Orange police officers arrested Brown after he committed a robbery, finding him in the woods where he was living in a lean-in.
Seattle detectives say they recovered the murder weapon.
Brown was booked on his two murder warrants, and an arrest warrant for a carjacking in Point Pleasant, N.J., on June 29.
The Seattle Police Department is currently seeking Ali Muhammed Brown.
According to Seattle police, Brown is charged with allegedly killing two men on June 1. Police say he is a radical Jihadist who targeted his victims using an app popular among gay men.
Many in the gay community are shaken at news that a killer may have used the popular social media app Grindr to lure Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, to their deaths.
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Investigators believe Brown, 30, used Grindr — an app that enables gay men to use their cellphone’s GPS locator to meet other gays in the area — and met up with Said and Anderson-Young after they left R Place, a popular gay bar on Capitol Hill, on the night of May 31.
Police say Brown, Said and Anderson-Young drove to Anderson-Young’s house in the Leschi neighborhood, where, they say, Brown shot to death the two men and then stole Said’s car.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in south Seattle.
In the charging documents, police say Said was shot multiple times in the face at close range and also in the back, as was Anderson-Young. There was no evidence of a struggle, the victims were not armed, and there`s no evidence it was motivated by robbery, drugs or any other crime.
However, it is alleged that Brown underwent Jihadist training in California in April and they believe the two men were attacked simply because their sexual orientation offended what police say are Brown’s radical Muslim beliefs.
A nationwide manhunt is now under way for Brown, who is now the prime suspect in an alleged armed robbery at a coffee shop in New Jersey.
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