Attorney says Huntsville terrorism suspect deserves bond

Attorney says Huntsville terrorism suspect deserves bond

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 22-year-old Aziz Sayyed is being held in the Madison County jail on charges of supporting an act of terrorism. He's been there without bond since June 15.

Investigators say Sayyed was arrested after someone tipped off police. Authorities searched an apartment where Sayyed was living for any evidence of terrorist activity.

Criminal defense attorney Bruce Gardner says authorities don't have evidence that would warrant Sayyed being held without bond and he should be released.

Prosecutors responded Thursday arguing Sayyed should receive no bail, or if he does, the amount should be set at $250,000.

"Given the Defendant's intent and ultimate purpose he represents a real and present danger to the public at large," state the response.  “Assuming the Court were inclined to grant a bond the State would request an amount not less than $250,000; and again urges the Court to deny bond altogether," prosecutors added.

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