ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a 20-year-old Minneapolis woman to remain jailed as she awaits trial on charges she tried to travel to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida and set fires at a college campus.
Attorneys for Tnuza Jamal Hassan asked Judge Steven Rau to release her under GPS monitoring. But the judge again denied the request Tuesday.READ MORE: State Patrol: 260+ Crashes As Snow Coats Minnesota Roads
Minnesota Public Radio reports Rau cited evidence from federal prosecutors, who said an FBI search of Hassan’s phone turned up “terrorist propaganda.”READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 'Heavy, Heavy, Heavy Snow' To Hit Northeastern Minnesota
Hassan was arrested in January after allegedly setting fires on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University, where she is a former student. No one was hurt, but one fire was set in a dormitory with a day care where 33 children were present.
Her trial is scheduled for July.MORE NEWS: 6 Straight Wins For Wild As Kaprizov Nets Shootout Winner Against Maple Leafs
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