Defendant in terror case expected to plead guilty

Hanad Mustafe Musse
Hanad Mustafe Musse
Courtesy Sherburne County Jail

A Minneapolis man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS is expected to plead guilty Wednesday.

Hanad Musse was one of six Twin Cities men arrested in April on charges of trying to enlist with the brutal terrorist group.

The 19-year-old is the second man to plead guilty in the alleged conspiracy. Prosecutors say back in November, Musse and three other young men took a Greyhound bus from Minneapolis to New York in hopes of boarding planes that would help them get to the Middle East.

Last week, a federal judge rejected several arguments made by defense attorneys in the case. A trial was set for February.

Musse was born in St. Louis Park and had been a full-time student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

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