MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who faces trial in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque had tried to escape from custody earlier this year.
A document filed by prosecutors says 48-year-old Michael Hari tried to flee when he was being transported to a Minnesota jail. The report gives no details about the escape attempt.READ MORE: Fallen Minnesota Firefighters Honored, Including 2 Who Died Of Job-Related Cancer
Prosecutors say Hari was later moved to another Minnesota jail, and was placed in administrative segregation after trying to disable a security device in his cell.
Hari is the leader of a white militia group in Clarence, Illinois, and alleged ringleader behind the attack at Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. No one was injured in the bombing, which one co-defendant says was meant to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S.READ MORE: 'It Was Pretty Chaotic': 3 Dead In Montana Amtrak Train Derailment
Hari has pleaded not guilty. His two co-defendants have pleaded guilty .
Hari also faces charges in Illinois.MORE NEWS: Boy, Man Grazed By Bullets In South Minneapolis Shooting
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