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Bond set for man accused of threats at anti-Islam event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bond was set Tuesday for a South Dakota man who livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public outside an anti-Islam event.

Ehab Jaber appeared via teleconference in Lincoln County court where bond was set at $2,500 cash. The 45-year-old Sioux Falls man is charged with making terrorist threats.

Jaber pleaded not guilty on Monday to a drug charge in Minnehaha County, which came after a search of his residence allegedly turned up methamphetamine. Authorities say they seized guns and the meth.

The charges stem from an incident outside an April 9 event titled “Sabotaging America: Islam’s March Toward Supremacy,” the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/2pfphZh ) reported.

In a Facebook Live video, Jaber stood in the back of the room holding a Quran until he was asked to leave. The video continued in his car, where Jaber showed several firearms.

During the Tuesday court appearance, prosecutors pushed for a $10,000 bond, but the judge lowered it because of his lack of criminal history.

Sioux Falls police initially said Jaber wouldn’t face charges in the incident, but forwarded the case to prosecutors for review. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman later announced Jaber had been charged for making terrorist threats and disclosed the alleged meth seizure.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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