Federal trial of St. Catherine arson suspect scheduled to begin on Feb. 4

Tnuza Jamal Hassan Photo: Ramsey County
Tnuza Jamal Hassan

January 07, 2019 01:47 PM

The federal trial of the woman authorities say set fires on the campus of St. Catherine University in January, 2018 and allegedly tried to travel to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida is scheduled to begin on Feb. 4.

The trial notice states the proceedings will begin at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4 before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz in Minneapolis. A pretrial conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 1.


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Tnuza Jamal Hassan faces three federal counts, including one count of attempting to support a terrorist organization and one count of arson. She's also charged with arson in state court.

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No one was hurt in the fires, but one was set in a dormitory with a day care where 33 children were present. 

Prosecutors claim the fires were a self-proclaimed act of jihad.


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