Suspect in alleged bomb plot ordered to psychiatric facility
A federal magistrate has ordered a Somali man charged in an alleged plot to blow up a shopping mall transferred to a psychiatric facility to determine whether he's mentally competent. The evidence US Magistrate Mark Abel based his decision on has been sealed. Thirty-two-year-old Nuradin Abdi is charged with providing support to al-Qaida and document fraud. Admitted al-Qaida operative Iyman Faris also has been implicated in the plan. Faris is serving a 20-year federal sentence after he pleaded guilty to scouting US targets for al-Qaida.