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18-year-old shot accused of acting to assist Islamic State

Posted at 7:11 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 11:09:49-05

PHOENIX (AP) - An 18-year-old Phoenix-area man shot by a sheriff's sergeant during an encounter outside a sheriff's substation is accused of acting to assist the Islamic State group.

A complaint filed Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court accuses Ismail Hamed of two counts of terrorism. One accuses him of providing assistance to IS and the other accuses him of engaging in an act of terrorism.

Hamed previously was charged with a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon accusing him of brandishing a knife while speaking with a Maricopa County sheriff's sergeant in the parking lot of the substation in Fountain Hills before the sergeant shot and wounded him on Jan. 7.

Faisal Ullah, an attorney representing Hamad in the assault case, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.