Arizona Terror Suspect Mahin Khan Attacked by Inmates in Jail: Officials
Mahin Khan, of Tucson, Ariz. was arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on government buildings in Tucson and Phoenix.Maricopa County Sheriff's Office - AP
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The FBI alleges that Khan made contact with the terrorist group Terik-e Taliban Pakistan, also known as the Pakistani Taliban or TTP. Khan also made contact with an individual in hopes of obtaining two rifles and a handgun.
Khan is due back in state court in Phoenix on Tuesday. He is being held without bond, according to jail records.
Andrew Blankstein is an investigative reporter for NBC News. He covers the Western United States, specializing in crime, courts and homeland security.