theintercept.com /18 Year-Old Arrested on Terrorism Charges Is Mentally “Like a Child”

An 18-year old recently arrested on terrorism charges in Arizona has the mental capacity of a child and had been in regular contact with the FBI for years before his arrest, according to family members, former teachers and medical documents reviewed by The Intercept. Mahin Khan was arrested July 1st on charges of plotting to support the Taliban as well as the militant group Islamic State, and commit acts of terrorism in the local community.People close to Khan say that he suffered from serious mental and emotional illnesses and that the FBI was aware of this, having met with him regularly since he was young teenager. According to statements from family members and medical records reviewed by The Intercept, he was first referred to the FBI after sending a threatening email to one of his teachers at the age of 15. After an initial meeting with the FBI, he spent 45 days at an in-patient psychiatric facility for evaluation. His family says this stay at the facility was coordinated with FBI officials. Agents reportedly continued to meet with Khan regularly after he returned home, and continued to do so up until the time of his arrest.

Source – theintercept.com: 18 Year-Old Arrested on Terrorism Charges Is Mentally “Like a Child”

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