Man to stay jailed over talk about avenging mosque attacks

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FILE - This April 4, 2019, file photo released by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows Fabjan Alameti, 21. Alameti, who federal agents say talked about joining an Islamic State group and attacking random people to avenge a shooting at two New Zealand mosques, has been ordered held in custody pending his June 24 trial in Montana. A U.S magistrate judge ruled Alameti, who has pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making false statements involving international and domestic terrorism, poses too great a threat to the community to return to his mother's apartment in the Bronx. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining the Islamic State group and attacking random people to avenge shootings at two New Zealand mosques.

The Missoulian reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch ruled Wednesday that 21-year-old Fabjan Alameti (FAHB'-yan al-eh-MEH'-tee) poses too much of threat to be allowed to return to his mother's apartment in the Bronx.

Alameti was arrested at a Bozeman gun range on April 3. He has pleaded not guilty to making false statements involving terrorism and possession of a firearm while using marijuana.

Alameti's public defender argued his client's statements were protected under the First Amendment and he has no criminal record.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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