Man accused of making 106 emergency calls faces terrorism charge

Published: Tuesday, March 12 2013 10:02 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — A man accused of making 106 emergency calls within 10 hours faces a terrorism charge.

Mohamud Ismail, 27, Salt Lake City, is charged with making terrorism threats and emergency reporting abuse, both second-degree felonies, according to charges filed Tuesday in 3rd District Court. 

Ismail called made the calls to 911 on March 6-7, saying he was the "second Osama Bin Laden" and that he was making bombs, charges state. He also identified himself by name, revealed where he lived and said he wanted to kill the officer he was talking to, according to court documents.

Upon receiving no response and entering the apartment at 741 E. 500 South with a warrant, police found Ismail alone in a room with the cellphone the calls originated from. There were no explosives in the room. 

Ismail is in Salt Lake County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

McKenzie Romero

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