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Midstate teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel

Written by The Associated Press | May 25, 2016 5:07 AM
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FILE PHOTO: The FBI raided this home in Harrisburg's midtown neighborhood and eventually arrested 19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz on charges of attempting to assist the terrorist group ISIS.

(Harrisburg) -- A Harrisburg teenager accused of trying to assist the ISIS terrorist group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence.

Nineteen-year-old Jalil Aziz pleaded not guilty to federal charges of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and transmitting a communication containing a threat to injure.

Assistant federal public defender Thomas Thornton calls Aziz "a kid who made mistakes."

He says he doesn't believe Aziz is a threat.

Thornton has withdrawn a request Aziz be released from Dauphin County Prison and placed under house arrest with his parents.

Aziz pleaded not guilty in December to trying to help a group designated by the U.S. government as a foreign terrorist organization.


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