- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a young Minnesota man back into custody while he awaits sentencing on charges he tried to aid a terror group.

Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf was placed in a halfway house while his case was pending.

But in a court filing Monday, a U.S. probation officer said Yusuf may have violated halfway house rules.

Yusuf is accused of trying to go to Syria to join Islamic State fighters. In February he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Yusaf was allowed during his release to work with a group that promotes civic involvement as a way to keep youth engaged, with hopes of reintegrating him into society.

A message left with his defense attorney was not immediately returned.


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