LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Update: Neil Ravi Mehta of Fort Smith was arrested on the evening of February 6, 2023, in Austin, Texas.
This investigation is currently ongoing, and additional details of the arrest are not being released at this time.
FBI Little Rock and ATF New Orleans have asked for the public's help in locating and arresting an armed and dangerous man.
31-year-old Neil Ravi Mehta is wanted for unlawful possession of an "unregistered destructive device."
On January 31, agents with both FBI Little Rock and ATF New Orleans executed a federal search warrant at Mehta's home in Fort Smith.
According to reports, during the search investigators found multiple explosive devices. Federal agents have rendered the explosive safe but Mr. Mehta still remains at large.
He is described as being about 5’11” and weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Authorities believe he may have ties to eastern Oklahoma, Atlanta, GA, Albuquerque, NM, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Houston, TX, Jackson Hole, WY., and New York, NY, as well as India and Pakistan.
Mehta is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, please do not approach him and call 911 immediately, or contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.