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Glencoe man charged with lying to FBI, making threats

Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton, 23, of Glencoe, is facing a felony charge of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul.
Ali-Skelton is accused of having communications with terrorists in Syria, and then lying to the FBI about when those communications took place.
The charge against Ali-Skelton alleges:
“On or about July 16, 2015, in the state and district of Minnesota, in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), an agency of the United States, and in an offense involving international terrorism, Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton, did knowingly and willfully make a false, fraudulent, and fictitious material statement and representation to agents of the FBI, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2), that is, the defendant stated that his last contact with Syria-based members of the designated foreign terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIL”) was in May or early June 2015, when in fact the defendant well knew that he had been communicating with such individuals as recently as July 4, 2015.”
The complaint was dated March 22.
Ali-Skelton is being represented by attorney Robert Richman. Ali-Skelton is slated to appear before Judge Donovan W. Frank in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on April 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Ali-Skelton also was arrested Sunday by the Brooklyn Park Police Department for allegedly threatening to “kill everyone” in a Brooklyn Park Walgreens. the incident happened about 2:50 a.m.
The police department said Ali-Skelton could be heard over the phone making the threats in a phone call by employees to the police dispatch center.
Ali-Skelton is being held in the Hennepin County Jail on charges of threats. Bail has been set at $30,000.