Man Accused of Making False Statements to Police Set Free

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

A Chicago man accused of falsely telling federal officials his relatives were linked to Osama bin Laden's terror network was ordered freed Tuesday on a $100,000 bond.

Abdul Rauf Noormohamed Tuesday and agreed to post his home to secure the bail. FBI agents say Noormohamed made the calls naming five relatives and two others as members of the al-Qaida network and the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization because he had been quarreling with them.

The caller said terrorists were planning to blow up the Sears Tower, Soldier Field, O'Hare and other landmarks. Noormohamed was arrested Monday at O'Hare International Airport as he was preparing to board a plane bound for Egypt. He's charged with making false statements to federal agents.


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