Hombre investigado por posible planeación de dañar a periodista iraní es acusado de posesión de arma de fuego

El hombre investigado por posiblemente planear dañar a un periodista y activista iraní fue acusado de un cargo de armas de fuego., según un documento revelado el jueves.

Khalid Mehdiyev was charged by a federal grand jury with possessing a firearm with anobliteratedserial number, según la acusación. Mehdiyev was driving away late last month from the neighborhood where Masih Alinejad lives when he failed to stop at a stop sign. A criminal complaint says New York police officers found him driving without a license since his had been suspended.
Police later found in the back seat of his vehicle a suitcase containing aNorinco AK-47-style assault rifleloaded with a round in the chamber and a magazine attached, along with a separate second magazine, and a total of approximately 66 rounds of ammunition,” la denuncia dice.
      Mehdiyev drove a gray Subaru Forester SUV and stayed in the area for several hours where hebehaved suspiciously,” la denuncia dice. On one occasion, Mehdiyev got in and out of his car several times, ordered food delivery to his car, and approached a home in the neighborhoodwhere Alinejad residespeering inside the windows and trying to open the front door, la denuncia decía, y CNN previously reported.
        It’s unclear if authorities are still investigating whether he was planning to harm the journalist.
          CNN is trying to reach his attorney, Stephanie Marie Carvlin, who previously declined to comment when contacted by CNN.
          El año pasado, Alinejad was targeted in an alleged kidnapping plot by Iranian nationals after she spoke out against the Islamic republic. The plot was organized by an Iranian intelligence official, an indictment alleged, but Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied any involvement, calling the accusationbaseless and ridiculous,” according to semiofficial Iranian state media.
          In a CNN interview, she said the Iranian government had been targeting her and her family for her efforts to give voice to those being oppressed in the country where she was born.
          Alinejad, a dissident who frequently shares photos and videos of what she callsvoicelessIranian women through her social media accounts, says Iranian officials have warned her about her activism.
          Mehdiyev, according to a criminal complaint released after he was arrested, told authorities his rent in Yonkers was too high, and he was visiting Brooklyn to find an apartment. The cash was for a hotel room, and he approached the home in the Brooklyn neighborhood because he intended to ask if the owners might rent him a room, before changing his mind, the complaint says he told investigators. The Subaru was borrowed, and he did not know the suitcasewhich he said was not hiscontained a rifle, he initially told investigators, según la denuncia.
            The suspect later told agentsthe AK-47 was his, and that he had been in Brooklyn because he was looking for someone,” before invoking his right to counsel, la denuncia dice.
            Mehdiyev’s previous court date set for August 12 has been canceled, and no future date has been set yet, according to a spokesperson for the Southern District of New York.

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