An Indiana man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill Portland police officers with homemade explosive devices during the violent riots of 2020.
Malik Fard Muhammad, 25, was sentenced to prison for “repeatedly and intentionally jeopardizing the lives of police officers, destroying public property, and encouraging others to commit violence during protests that occurred in Portland in 2020,” according to the Department of Justice.
According to court documents, Muhammad was charged with possession of unregistered destructive devices, engaging in civil disorder, obstructing law enforcement and using explosives to commit a federal felony. He pleaded guilty to 14 felony charges in March.
Malik Muhammed has been charged w/attempted murder among other serious crimes for throwing homemade IEDs at police during BLM-Antifa riots. The state criminal complaint says he bought bottles & bats from Goodwill w/his girlfriend, Kristin McGuire. The two came from Indianapolis. pic.twitter.com/1CZKOUSnK7
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 22, 2021
Update: Malik Muhammed, an accused BLM-Antifa rioter charged w/attempted murder & other felonies, requested to be released to a mental health center. A judge ordered he remain jailed. In May, @PortlandFreedom covered his $2.1m state bail but he was rearrested on federal charges. pic.twitter.com/T24lIWXODD
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 9, 2021