Sioux Falls Muslim man arrested on terror threat charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A Sioux Falls man who posted a Facebook video showing him brandishing several guns has been arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat.

Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, was involved in an incident April 9 at an anti-Muslim event in Sioux Falls.

Jaber was videotaping the event and was asked to leave. According to a release from the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, Jaber reportedly was carrying a handgun at the time.

After being escorted out of the event Jaber did a Facebook livestream showing he was armed and that people should be afraid. He was wearing a t-shirt that said "I am an American," "I am Muslim," ''I open carry ... And conceal carry," and "I am only dangerous if you are stupid."

The FBI determined that Jaber posed no threat and that it is legal to carry concealed weapons in South Dakota.

However, Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman said he would investigate the incident.

If convicted of the terror charge, Jaber could be sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary.

This case is being investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Lincoln County State’s Attorney.

During a search of Jaber’s residence, law enforcement seized firearms as well as methamphetamine.
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