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Charge: Would-be terrorist tipster threatened Seattle FBI agent’s family
Monday, April 30, 2012
By LEVI PULKKINEN
Abdi Abukar, pictured in a Department of Corrections photo.
A Seattle man previously convicted of throwing his shoe at a King County judge is now accused of threatening to kill an FBI agent after claiming to have information about a terrorist believed to have been killed in Somalia.
In court documents unsealed earlier this month, federal prosecutors claim Abdi Ali Abukar, 24, threatened to harm a Seattle FBI agent’s family if the agent didn’t deal with harassment charges pending against Abukar.
According to charging documents, Abukar offered information about Ruben Shumpert, a Seattle barber previously investigated by the FBI for ties to a radical jihadist group. Writing the court, an FBI special agent noted Shumpert is believed to have been killed in Somalia during fighting there.
The deal Abukar hoped to broker didn’t go through. He was sentenced earlier this month to two years in state prison for threatening to kill a young woman, and will likely see even more prison time if convicted of threatening the FBI agent.
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