Minneapolis man charged with making threats to remain jailed
Published 10:31 am Tuesday, December 22, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man who’s charged with tweeting threats against FBI agents and a judge will remain jailed without bail pending further proceedings.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel ruled at a hearing Monday that the government had met its burden of proof for keeping 19-year-old Khaalid Adam Abdulkadir in custody, but he said it was a close call.
Abdulkadir is charged with one count of impeding and retaliating against a federal law enforcement officer. Authorities said he posted threatening tweets after the Dec. 9 arrest of his friend, Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, on one count of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.
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Defense attorneys said the government has yet to prove that Abdulkadir posted the tweets.
Relatives testified that Adulkadir is not religious and doesn’t support the group.