Judge: Six North Carolina Terrorism Suspects To Be Held

A federal judge in North Carolina has ordered six terrorism suspects detained until trial, saying each is a flight risk and a danger.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Webb said Wednesday that the defendants had contacts in foreign countries and either had access to large amounts of money or were able to raise it.

A seventh suspect in the case requested a new interpreter and attorney, so a decision on his detention was delayed. An eighth suspect is still at large.

Prosecutors argued the men were a flight risk, noting their aspirations for jihad, past encounters with the law and their plans to travel overseas. Defense attorneys had argued that they had ties to their communities and that at least some were not followers of lead suspect Daniel Boyd.

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