Charge: Mpls man made Twitter threats to kill FBI agents after ISIS arrest


A Minneapolis man has been arrested for making threats on Twitter against FBI agents following the arrest of his friend, who has been accused of trying to help ISIS.

The Star Tribune reports that Khaalid Adam Abdulkadir, 19, posted the tweets on Wednesday – taking them down on Thursday – after his friend Abdirizak Mohamaed Warsame became the 10th Minnesotan to be charged with providing material support to ISIS terror group.

"They will find on the floor body's dropping fast #kill them FBI," one of the tweets said, according to reports.

MPR reports that the criminal complaint against Abdulkadir says he has also been in contact with two other former Minneapolis men who authorities believe have become online recruiters for the terror group.

In one of the private conversations from January that Twitter provided to investigators, Abdulkadir asked a man Mujahid Niski, for advice on how to get to Syria. Niski just surrendered to authorities in Somalia earlier this week.

According to WCCO, Abdulkadir had been under FBI surveillance for more than a year prior to his arrests on Friday and his social media conversations were being monitored.

He has been charged with one count of impeding and retaliating against a federal law enforcement officer. A federal defender has been appointed to his case, and he will make his next court appearance on Wednesday.

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