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Suspect in bomb threat at Benton Township mosque charged

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The 36-year-old man who allegedly called in a false bomb threat against the Islamic Association of Southwest Michigan mosque on April 26 has been charged.

Malik Mohammed Nisar was charged with false terrorism threat, a 20 year maximum and false bomb threat, a 4 year felony.

Benton Township Police said the call about the threat was made to the dispatch center, not the mosque.

The mosque was evacuated and searched but nothing was found, police said.

Members of the mosque identified a potential suspect and he was taken in for questioning.

Nisar's bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety with GPS tether.

He is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary exam conference on May 8 and hearing on May 14.

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