FBI director to visit Minnesota, meet community leaders

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BROOKLYN CENTER — The director of the FBI plans to meet with business and community leaders during a visit to Minnesota.

Director James Comey also plans to tour the FBI’s Minneapolis division on Tuesday. It’s part of a two-day visit to the region.

On Monday, Comey visited Williston, North Dakota, where he presided over the opening of a new FBI office.

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The visit comes just days after guilty verdicts in the case against three Minnesota men who were accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group.

Twenty-one-year-old Guled Ali Omar, 22-year-old Abdirahman Yasin Daud, and 22-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder outside the U.S. and conspiracy to provide support to a terrorist group.

The FBI’s Minneapolis field office covers Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.