Man Charged with Threats to St. Louis County Mosque
HAZELWOOD (AP) - A Florissant man has been charged with making terrorist threats at a St. Louis County mosque.
Forty-five-year-old Talib Al-Ganzawy was arrested Friday and jailed on a $50,000 bond. Hazelwood police say Al-Ganzawy had a business dispute with board members at the Muslim house of worship.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suspect threatened to "shoot up" the mosque. He was not armed when arrested.
A mosque spokesman says Al-Ganzawy was not a member but had asked for help to settle a landlord-tenant dispute. The board declined to intervene.
Al-Ganzawy remained in jail Monday after a scheduled court arraignment. Online court records did not list an attorney on his behalf.