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.
Tucson News Now obtained the following statement Thursday:
Since his arrest, Mahin Khan has pleaded not guilty.
He was assaulted in jail by other inmates on July 2.