Ohio man pleads not guilty to plotting military base attack

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Ohio Terror Suspect Is Different From Other U.S. Recruits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack a military base or prison after returning to the U.S. from terrorist training in Syria has pleaded not guilty.

A federal indictment says Columbus resident Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-DEE'-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) left the country a year ago to train and fight with terrorists in Syria.

Mohamud is charged with supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism. He pleaded not guilty at a hearing Friday.

Mohamud's attorney says the charges were expected.

The indictment says Mohamud weighed which extremist group in Syria was more effective before his travels.

The indictment also says Mohamud talked about going to a military base in Texas on his return to kill soldiers with a backup plan to attack a prison.

1 PHOTOS
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud Ohio terror charges
See Gallery
Ohio man pleads not guilty to plotting military base attack
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

More on AOL.com
Teacher assault on Long Island
Flashback: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing
After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots
Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi to meet at White House

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners