- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the federal trial of a man accused of helping plan an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas (all times local):

5 p.m.

The trial of an Arizona man accused of helping plan an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas has recessed for the day.

Jurors at Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem’s trial heard testimony Thursday afternoon from FBI agents who collected evidence in the investigation of the May 3 attack in Garland, Texas.

The agents, for instance, described how they seized a computer in the apartment of Elton Simpson, one of the two Arizona men who authorities said carried out the attack and were killed in a shootout with police.

A computer forensic examiner for the FBI also described the agency’s procedure for examining computers seized in investigations.

Testimony is scheduled to resume Friday. ___

1:45 p.m.

Jurors at the trial of an Arizona man accused of helping plan an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas were shown evidence found in the aftermath of the gunfire.

The items presented Thursday included two small paper flags bearing the logo of the Islamic State terrorist group.

Other evidence from the scene of the May 3 attack in Garland, Texas, included three assault rifles, three pistols, bulletproof vests, a large supply of ammunition and a book titled, “Fortress of the Muslim.”

The items were presented at the trial of Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, who is accused of encouraging two of his friends to carry out the attack and providing them with guns.

The friends were killed during the attack.

Kareem denies the allegations against him.

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