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Authorities Probing Whether Florida Man Has Terrorist Ties

Pasco County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

A joint terrorism task force is investigating whether a 21-year-old man has connections to terrorism after he was arrested at the New Port Richey home he shares with his parents.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said on Twitter on Wednesday it would be foolish for him to say the case is "definitely not connected to terrorism."

Paramedics were called to the home Wednesday morning after Sherif Eleganainy's father became unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital.

His mother called deputies to ask them to check out suspicious fumes she said were in her home.

The sheriff's office says "suspicious materials" were in Eleganainy's bedroom.

When deputies attempted to arrest Eleganainy, he became violent.

The sheriff's office says one deputy broke his hand and another took a blow to the head.

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