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An 18-year-old Tucson resident named Mahin Khan was arrested earlier this month for allegedly planning terror attacks on government buildings in Arizona.
After being investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, he was booked into Maricopa County jail and tossed into general population. Bad idea — for Mr. Khan, that is.
The defense team for an Arizona teen accused of terrorism revealed Friday that he has been attacked while in jail.
In court records obtained by ABC15, the defense team for 18-year-old Mahin Khan said, “Mr. Khan has already been attacked once while in the jail, based on the charges.”
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Khan was offered the chance to be placed in ‘Voluntary Segregation’ due to his charges, but he declined. He was placed at Towers Jail in a medium security general population housing, where he was assaulted by other inmates on July 2.
Khan suffered some minor injuries and was evaluated at the hospital. He is now at the Lower Buckeye Jail in segregated housing.
I can only assume the other inmates muttered “there goes the neighborhood,” when he arrived.
When Khan was allegedly plotting with Terik-e Taliban Pakistan to take down the US government which so oppressed him, he was living in the exclusive Catalina Foothills Estates gated community. We can only hope the Lower Buckeye Jail meets the exacting standards to which he has grown accustomed.