TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A hearing has been pushed back for a 21-year-old Topeka man charged with plotting to plant a bomb at an Army post in Kansas to help the Islamic State group.
On Wednesday, a federal judge granted John T. Booker Jr.’s request for a delay. A hearing to have the status of Booker’s case reviewed was moved from Aug. 19 to Sept. 21.
Booker’s attorney asked to have the hearing postponed because of unspecified scheduling conflicts. The request also said Booker needed more time to confer with his attorneys.
According to court documents, Booker was arrested in April while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near Fort Riley, about an hour west of Topeka.
Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.