The trial for a man charged in a 2017 Bloomington mosque bombing has been postponed after a jury member tested positive for COVID-19.
According to federal court documents, the trial for Michael Hari has been postponed until Nov. 30. This will give those involved in the trial time to get tested and quarantine after the jury member tested positive, per FOX 9.
Jury selection for the trial began earlier this month. Hari has been charged with a federal hate crime and civil rights violation after he and two other men allegedly traveled from rural Illinois to carry out the attack.
The three men allegedly threw a pipe bomb into the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center on Aug. 5, 2017. The explosion occurred just as morning prayer was supposed to start, but no one was hurt. The explosion did damage the imam’s office.
The other men charged in the incident are Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris.