FBI arrests Minneapolis man for Twitter threats related to ISIS suspect

The FBI has arrested 19-year-old Khaalid Adam Abdulkadir of Minneapolis for Twitter threats directed toward law enforcement. The threats were made specifically to FBI special agents following the Dec. 9 arrest of his friend, Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame.

Abdulkadir was arrested by the FBI without incident at his home in Minneapolis at 10 a.m. Friday and made his initial court appearance at 2 p.m. A detention hearing was scheduled for Dec. 16. He will be held by U.S. Marshals until that court date.

Warsame, 20, of Eagan, Minn., was arrested Wednesday night and charged with planning to join ISIS. Investigators say Warsame and 9 others planned to travel to Syria last year and fight with the terrorists. The criminal complaint alleges that, at one point, Warsame was the leader of this group.

Not long after Warsame’s arrest, the FBI says Abdukadir began tweeting threats, with one of the posts allegedly reading "kill them FBI.”

The complaint also accuses Abdukadir of exchanging at least 30 direct messages with known terror suspect Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, more commonly known as Miski, about getting from Minneapolis to Turkey. Miski left Minnesota on Aug. 2, 2008 to fight with al-Shabaab in Somalia and remains a fugitive from justice. 

There have been 10 young Somali-American men from Minnesota charged with attempting to join ISIS.

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