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Somali man accused in terror probe collapses

Somali man accused in terror probe collapses

A Somali man accused of helping recruit fighters for the terror group al-Shabab has been hospitalized after collapsing in a U.S. court.
Mohamud Said Omar was in court Friday for a detention hearing when he collapsed. The 45-year-old regained consciousness, but the judge suspended proceedings so Omar could get medical care.
Omar's attorney, Matt Forsgren, said his client has had similar episodes in the past, though he declined to elaborate.
Omar is charged as part of the U.S. government's investigation into the recruitment of at least 21 men who authorities believe left Minnesota to join al-Shabab in Somalia. He's been indicted on five counts, including providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
He's been in custody in the Netherlands since 2009 and was recently extradited to Minnesota.