Minnesota Man Convicted in Terrorism Case Ordered Released
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man convicted of threatening federal agents during a terrorism investigation has been released while a judge weighs whether a recent Supreme Court decision affects his case.
Mohamed Ali Omar was supposed to be sentenced Tuesday. He convicted in March. Authorities say he threatened two FBI agents and an interpreter with physical violence in November after Omar's brother, Guled Ali Omar, allegedly attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
Mohamed Omar had been in custody since his November arrest. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said he didn't want to rush into a sentence until the legal issues are worked out. So he released Omar pending a new sentencing date in September.
Omar has another brother who joined al-Shabab in 2007 and remains a fugitive.