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Trial Delayed For Columbus Man Charged With Planning Terrorist Attack

Oct 5, 2015

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Trial has been delayed until January for a Columbus man charged with training in Syria for a terrorist attack in the US.  

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud,  a naturalized American citizen who was arrested earlier this year, has pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism.  Judge James Graham on Friday rescheduled the trial until Jan. 4 at the request of government prosecutors and Mohamud's attorney. The trial had been set to begin Monday.   According to the indictment, the 23-year-old Mohamud received weapons training in Syria, and was instructed to return to the U.S. to attack a military base or a prison.