- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Sioux Falls police chief is defending how his department handled the case of a man who livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public outside an anti-Islam event.

Police Chief Matt Burns says authorities determined that Ehab Jaber was not an imminent threat to the conference he was asked to leave at the Hilton Garden Inn South.

Burns told KELO-AM (https://bit.ly/2pqPIxq ) on Thursday that the case is a “high profile matter, and it’s much better to get it right than get it fast.”

Jaber allegedly made his Facebook video afterward in his car in the hotel parking lot. He eventually was charged with making terroristic threats.

The incident happened outside an April 9 event titled “Sabotaging America: Islam’s March Toward Supremacy.”

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Information from: KELO-AM, https://www.keloam.com


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