Aurora teen terror suspect to remain in jail
A teenager from the suburbs will remain in federal custody.
On Thursday, a judge agreed to release Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, 18, to home confinement on $50,000 unsecured bond.
Experts told WGN, that was a “rare move for a judge involved in a terror case.”
Federal prosecutors challenged the judge’s ruling today, arguing that Tounisi was a danger and a flight risk.
U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang, agreed. Tounisi will remain in jail.
Last month, Tounisi was arrested while trying to board a flight a O’Hare.
He was accused of trying to travel to Syria to join a militant jihad group.
The FBI said Tounisi was about to link up with terrorists and that he had wanted to blow up a nightclub in Naperville.
Tounisi was charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorism.