Court document: US mosque bombing suspect tried to escape

In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP File)
Updated 20 June 2019

Court document: US mosque bombing suspect tried to escape

  • Michael Hari tried to flee when he was being transported to a Minnesota jail, documents reveal
  • Hari is the leader of a white militia group behind the attack at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS: An Illinois man who faces trial in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque had tried to escape from custody earlier this year.
A court document filed by prosecutors says 48-year-old Michael Hari tried to flee when he was being transported to a Minnesota jail. The report gives no details about the escape attempt.
Prosecutors say Hari was later moved to another Minnesota jail, and was placed in administrative segregation after trying to disable a security device in his cell.
Hari is the leader of a white militia group in Clarence, Illinois, and alleged ringleader behind the attack at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. No one was injured in the bombing, which one co-defendant says was meant to scare Muslims into leaving the US Hari has pleaded not guilty. His two co-defendants have pleaded guilty .
Hari also faces charges in Illinois.

 


Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

Updated 17 October 2019

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

  • The videos show commuters dragging activists off the tops of trains

LONDON: Climate change activists disrupted rail services in the east of London on Thursday, with pictures on social media showing protesters sat on trains during the morning commute.
British Transport Police said they had responded to incidents at Shadwell, Stratford and Canning Town, near to London’s Canary Wharf financial district.
“Arrests have already been made and officers are working to quickly resume services,” the police said in a statement.