Man Accused Of Threatening Obama Indicted For Threatening To Bomb Mosque
Roman Conaway, who was arrested last month, has now been indicted for threatening to detonate an explosive device at a mosque. He is charged with making a false threat and influencing a federal officer by threat.
Conaway allegedly threatened the individual[associated with a St.Louis mosque] in a phone call that he will burn a copy of the Quran and videotape it for distribution to three television stations. He said he intended to start a war between Christians and Muslims and to kill President Obama and other government officials.
The defendant walked out of his home to confront the federal agents wearing what appeared to be an explosive device in a bulky belt in his torso. After a seven-hour standoff with authorities, Conaway ultimately surrendered. The device was carrying inert material similar to clay.
If convicted, Conaway faces up to five years in prison for the false threat charge and a maximum sentence of ten years of imprisonment in the other charge. He also faces up to six years of supervised release.Click here for reuse options!
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