Convicted brother of Minnesota ISIS suspect released from jail

Convicted brother of Minnesota ISIS suspect released from jail

A Minneapolis man convicted of threatening two FBI agents during an ISIS-related terror investigation has been released from jail. Mohamed Ali Omar was in federal court for sentencing Tuesday, but Judge Michael Davis rescheduled his decision so he can explore whether a recent Supreme Court decision will affect the case.

Omar was convicted in March for threatening two FBI agents and their interpreter who came to the family's south Minneapolis home in search of his brother, suspected ISIS recruit Guled Ali Omar.

The sentencing guidelines in this case call for 4 to 10 months in prison, and Omar has already spent 7 months in custody. He was being fitted for an ankle monitor before being released Tuesday afternoon.

Guled Omar is one of 6 Minnesota men recently indicted for their attempted to travel to Syria to join ISIS. A third brother, Ahmed Ali Omar, left Minnesota in 2007 to join the terror group al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Fox 9's Leah Beno is following this story, and updates will be posted here as they are confirmed.

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