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Florida man wanted ISIS to bomb deans at colleges that suspended or expelled him

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Florida man wanted ISIS to bomb deans at colleges that suspended or expelled him, feds say

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

A man who had been suspended or expelled from two South Florida colleges asked an FBI informant he thought had ISIS connections to bomb the schools, targeting specific deans, a federal prosecutor says.

Salman Rashid, 23, who was born in Bangladesh but is a naturalized US citizen, is charged with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence. He was taken into custody Friday.

He made an initial court appearance Monday in US District Court in Miami, according to federal prosecutors. It is unclear whether he had retained counsel, and voice mail and email messages left for a public defender listed in court documents were not immediately returned.

Sarah Schall, spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, told CNN she wouldn't know if he had retained a lawyer until after a scheduled Wednesday pretrial detention hearing.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/26/us/florida-man-isis-attack-colleges/index.html