Man Accused of Plotting Terror Acts in Arizona

Mahin Kahn held without bond after cops say he made threats against gov't buildings
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 3, 2016 5:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on Arizona government buildings, reports the AP. The Attorney General's Office says 18-year-old Mahin Khan appeared before a Phoenix judge Saturday morning. He was ordered held without bond in Maricopa County Jail. Khan faces two counts of conspiracy to commit terrorism and terrorism.

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Arizona Attorney General spokeswoman Mia Garcia says Khan is accused of conspiring to carry out terrorism acts on government buildings in Phoenix and Tucson. Garcia declined to give further details, saying Khan's court records are currently sealed. However, she says authorities are not aware of any threats Khan made that involved the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Garcia did not know if Khan had retained an attorney. A message left at a phone number listed for Khan was not immediately returned. (Read more Arizona stories.)

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