Omer Abdi Mohamed, 24, of Minneapolis, was named in an indictment unsealed Thursday that accuses him of providing material support to terrorists as well as conspiracy to provide support and conspiracy to "kill, kidnap, maim and injure."
The indictment says he provided "financial support and personnel" but doesn't say how much money he allegedly contributed.
It does say that from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, 2007, he and unnamed co-conspirators were somehow involved with five men who boarded flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a final destination of Somalia.
Mohamed was arrested Thursday morning. At a hearing a few hours later, a federal prosecutor argued that he should be held without bail, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel ordered him released on an unsecured $25,000 bond.
Mohamed wasn't set free right away, though. Noel ordered that he wear an electronic home-monitoring device, but the court's pretrial services office didn't have one in stock and probably won't until today or later, said Mohamed's court-appointed attorney, Peter Wold.
At the hearing, Wold said Mohamed "relishes the opportunity in this country to be presumed innocent and defend himself against these charges."
"He's been here since he was a kid," Wold said after the hearing. "He's like your next-door ..more..http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_13828578