Ohio Muslim charged with plotting to assassinate Trump, children

Ohio Muslim charged with plotting to assassinate Trump, children
Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq (Image: Police photo)

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A Maple Heights, Ohio man who was previously indicted on federal charges for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cleveland last summer has now been charged with additional crimes, including threatening to kill President Donald Trump and his family.

The new indictment supersedes the previous one from January that charged Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, 49, with attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida.

In addition to the original charge, Pitts has now been charged with threats against the President of the United States, threats against immediate family members of the President of the United States and two counts of false statements to law enforcement.

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Pitts is a U.S. citizen who uses the aliases Abdur Raheem Rafeeq and Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed. Authorities said they learned about Pitts in January 2017 following comments he posted on photographs of a possible jihad training camp, according to court documents.

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