19-Year-Old Charged in Connection to Threatening Social Media Posts

19-Year-Old Charged in Connection to Threatening Social Media Posts Photo: Hennepin County

March 09, 2018 04:12 PM

A 19-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged after police say he made a threatening statement toward a Hopkins charter school on social media.

Omar Fuad Abdi is charged with terroristic threats.

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The criminal complaint said police were called on Tuesday to the Ubah Medical Academy on the report of a student found with a bullet.

Officers spoke with the director of the school, who said Abdi was seen in possession of the bullet during gym class. The complaint said the director also reported a video that appeared to show Abdi robbing someone while in possession of a handgun.

Officers met with Abdi, who confirmed he was the person in the video, according to the complaint.

He said the robbery was staged and the gun was a BB gun. Abdi also said he found the bullet administrators were concerned with outside of the school.

The complaint said on Thursday, officers were alerted to a social media post made by Abdi.

Investigators claim Abdi made a Snapchat message that read "School shooter coming tmr !!!! Go tell the cops (expletive)."

The complaint said Abdi admitted the post was made on his Snapchat account and that he did not intend to shoot anyone, but wanted to see how people would react.

If found guilty, Abdi could face up to five years in prison.

 

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