Tucson man charged in bomb-making stings to be jailed until trial

Tucson man charged in bomb-making stings to be jailed until trial
Federal authorities said Ahmad Suhad Ahmad, an Iraqi refugee living in Tucson, has been accused of making bombs. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Tucson man accused of making a bomb will stay in jail until his trial.

A judge ruled Ahmad Suhad Ahmad, an Iraqi refugee, poses a danger to the community.

Ahmad is charged with showing undercover federal agents how to make explosive devices in two sting operations during 2017.

The ruling Wednesday by Judge Raner Collins marks the second time a court has refused to release Ahmad Suhad Ahmad from custody.

Prosecutors contended Ahmad should remain jailed because he showed agents how to construct explosive devices and believed they would be used to kill people in public places.

Ahmad's attorney argued his client should be released because he doesn't pose a danger to the community, had undergone a religious awakening while in prison and has been sober for more than 18 months.

Ahmad has pleaded not guilty to the charges.