Court officials suggest alleged ISIS wannabe could get out on bond

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Attorneys for alleged ISIS wannabe Mohammed Hamzah Khan say court-appointed advisers have recommended Khan be released from custody under a strict set of conditions.

Khan, 19, of Bolingbrook, has been locked up since he was arrested at O’Hare Airport earlier this month and charged with trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to join ISIS terrorists.

Prosecutors say Khan is a danger and a flight risk and want to keep him behind bars.

But during a brief hearing Tuesday morning, Khan’s attorney, Thomas Durkin, revealed that pre-trial services, which routinely advises judges on whether defendants should be released on bond, “recommended release under certain conditions.”

Those conditions are likely to include an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to ensure that Khan remains under house arrest, and a requirement that Khan’s family post property as bond.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox said she will hear arguments on whether Khan should be freed under those or other conditions at a hearing scheduled for Nov. 3.

The delay will give Durkin time to try to arrange for Khan’s family to come up with property to use as a bond, she said.

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