Man Convicted of Threatening FBI Agents Faces New Gun Charge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis man convicted of threatening FBI agents who were conducting a terror investigation now faces a gun possession charge.
Twenty-two-year-old Mohamed Ali Omar was charged last week with possessing a pistol in public without a permit, a gross misdemeanor.
City prosecutors allege that Omar tried to hide the weapon on Oct. 16, when police arrived to investigate a report of a rowdy group in Minneapolis.
Omar's attorney tells reporters his client threw the gun away because he didn't want to be armed when confronted by police.
Omar was convicted in March after authorities say he threatened FBI agents who went to his house last fall to question the family about his brother, who's accused of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.