ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Nineteen-year-old Tnuza Hassan is accused of arson, lying to the FBI and providing material support to al-Qaeda.
Hassan entered a plea of not guilty to arson and federal terrorism charges, but Judge Steven Rau felt her actions spoke louder than her words, ordering her detained until her trial.
Federal court documents claim Hassan tried to leave the country twice to join a foreign terror group.
Court documents say Hassan set fires on the campus of St. Kate’s in St. Paul.
Federal prosecutors told the judge that Hassan is a danger to the community as well as a flight risk.