New sentencing date for man who plotted government attacks

A new sentencing date has been set for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station.

Charging documents say Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH-der) pleaded guilty in March to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, material support of a foreign terrorist organization and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Abdulkader, of West Chester in southwestern Ohio, was arrested in May 2015. He was scheduled for sentencing Tuesday. Cincinnati federal judge Michael Barrett on Friday reset the date to Nov. 18.

Investigators say Abdulkader communicated with a member of the Islamic State and plotted to abduct and kill a military employee and attack a police station that was not identified.



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