Defendant in Terror-Related Case Charged With Terroristic Threats
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of lying to the FBI about when he last contacted the Islamic State group is now charged in state court after allegedly threatening to "shoot up" a Walgreens.
Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton faces three felony counts of making terroristic threats.
According to the complaint, Ali-Skelton went to the Brooklyn Park store early Sunday and accused a customer of having a relationship with Ali-Skelton's girlfriend, then threatened to hit him with a bottle. Ali-Skelton also threatened to "shoot up the place" and said he was part of a terrorist group and would "blow up" the store.
Court records don't list an attorney to comment on the new charges.
The 23-year-old is expected to plead guilty in federal court to lying about communicating with Syrian-based members of the Islamic State group.