AP Exclusive: Bridge Collapse Survivor Linked To ISIS In Syria
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A survivor of the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 is now believed to be in Syria with the Islamic State group.
Mohamed Roble was weeks shy of his 11th birthday when the school bus he was riding plummeted about 30 feet as the bridge collapsed. He was injured, and a 2009 state court order says he was due to receive a lump sum of more than $65,000 on his 18th birthday. That was just weeks before federal prosecutors say he left the U.S.
Roble's name surfaced in federal court last week during the trial of three Minnesota men accused of conspiring to join the Islamic State group. The bridge collapse wasn't mentioned at trial, but The Associated Press made the connection using public records.