Man Charged with Threats to St. Louis County Mosque

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 21 2013 Oct 21, 2013 Monday, October 21, 2013 2:44:26 PM CDT October 21, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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