HELENA, Mont. — An Albanian national who talked about joining ISIS and attacking random people to avenge a shooting at a New Zealand mosque was arrested at a gun range in Montana, authorities said Thursday.
Fabjan Alameti, 21, appeared before a U.S magistrate judge Thursday on charges of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making false statements involving international and domestic terrorism.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch ordered him detained for further proceedings.
Alameti’s federal public defender, John Rhodes, did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.