Parents of Tucson terrorism suspect Mahin Khan release statement

Parents of Tucson terrorism suspect Mahin Khan release statement

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The parents of Tucson terrorism suspect Mahin Khan have released a statement regarding their son and his charges.

They said he suffers from mental health issues and functions at the level of younger than a 13-year-old.

They said they do not believe he is a threat to society.

Khan, 18, was arrested July 1 on suspicion of conspiring to launch acts of terrorism against government buildings in Maricopa and Pima counties.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled he will not released on bond, stating he poses a substantial risk to the community.

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Tucson News Now obtained the following statement Thursday:

We regret to share the events that have led to our son, Mahin Khan's, recent situation with law enforcement.

Since his arrest, Mahin Khan has pleaded not guilty.

He was assaulted in jail by other inmates on July 2.

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