Terror suspect tried to grab grenades, guns during arrest

An Inland terror suspect charged with helping al-Qaida in Afghanistan…

An Inland terror suspect charged with helping al-Qaida in Afghanistan sustained head and facial injuries when he resisted arrest by U.S. troops in Kabul and grabbed for their guns and grenades, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Defense attorneys had filed court papers calling the injuries suspicious.

The prosecutor’s statement came after a detention hearing in Riverside Federal Court for Sohiel Omar Kabir, 35, formerly of Pomona, in which the defense described Kabir as an “impulsive and vague” adventurer, while the prosecution characterized him as committed to “violent jihad to kill U.S. citizens and others.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Oswald Parada said the government presented convincing evidence that Kabir is a flight risk and a possible danger to the community. He was ordered to remain in federal custody without bail.

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