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Pittsburgh: Syria Native Accused In Church Bomb Plot Arraigned On Terrorism Charges

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KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh

Syria Native Accused In Church Bomb Plot Arraigned On Terrorism Charges

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The young man from Syria facing federal terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to bomb a Pittsburgh church was back in court Wednesday for his arraignment.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 21-year-old Mustafa Alowemer was arraigned in U.S. District Court on terrorism charges.

He pleaded not guilty and requested a trial by jury.

Attorneys on both sides asked for three weeks for the trial, the Post-Gazette reports.

Alowemer is accused of planning to bomb the Legacy International Worship Center on the North Side.

Read more: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/07/24/mustafa-alowemer-pittsburgh-church-bomb-plot-arraignment/