Minneapolis man charged for threatening U.S. Attorney General

 A Minneapolis man was arrested by the FBI this afternoon after making threats to kill the U.S. Attorney General and the FBI -- his threats were sparked by four Minnesota men recently charged with trying to join ISIS.

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During the trial for the four Minnesota terror suspects yesterday, prosecutors said threats had been made against their confidential informant.

On Friday afternoon, the FBI arrested Mahamed Abukar Said, 19, of Minneapolis for making those threats on his Twitter page. In addition, Said tweeted a picture of the confidential informant with the caption, "A snitch n**** that's that s*** I don't like!!!" The tweet was visible for a short time, allowing the FBI to capture it by screen shot, and was then removed.

Statement from FBI Minneapolis Special Agent in charge, Richard Thornton

"Mr. Said was arrested by FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force agents without incident.The FBI will not tolerate such threats against the US government, witnesses, or the public at large, and will take swift action to eliminate such threats. Mr. Said's arrest is an illustration of such action. The FBI continues to work in close concert with our federal, state and local partners to assure that anyone who seeks to intimidate others through threats of violence will be pursued and prosecuted with the full force of the law."

Here's a sample of the tweets:


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