Council Bluffs man says he was ‘not himself’ when he threatened shooting at Omaha Islamic center
LINCOLN — A Council Bluffs, Iowa, man has been ordered to be placed at a mental health treatment center as part of his sentence for threatening to shoot members of the Islamic Center of Omaha with an AK-47.
Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon also sentenced the man to time served in detention (about 30 months) while awaiting sentencing.
Nolan Lee Al-Jaddou, 38, will be on federal supervision for three years while residing at the treatment facility, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha.
At his sentencing hearing Monday, Al-Jaddou apologized to the Islamic Center and said he was “not himself” when he transmitted a threat from a motel in Council Bluffs on March 25, 2020.
He was identified in part due to an ankle monitor he was wearing as part of an Iowa court sentence for harassing the Council Bluffs mayor.
The FBI and the Omaha Police Department investigated the case.