PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- A man who was shot and wounded in Fountain Hills after allegedly advancing toward a Maricopa County Sheriff's sergeant with a knife has been charged with terrorism-related charges.
According to court documents, 18-year-old Ismail Hamed has been charged with two counts of Intentional Act of Terrorism, which is a felony, in a direct complaint to the court that was filed on Tuesday. In court documents obtained by FOX 10, Hamed is accused of providing advice, assistance, direction or management to ISIS on January 7, and accused of commiting an act of terrorism on the same day. Court documents did not provide any further information on the exact nature of the criminal complaints.
In the deputy involved shooting incident, Sheriff's officials say Hamed called 911, saying he wanted to talk to a deputy at MCSO's Fountain Hills substation northeast of Phoenix. They say an unidentified sergeant contacted Hamed outside the substation and the suspect allegedly started throwing rocks at him. Hamed allegedly advanced toward the sergeant with a knife despite repeated commands for him to drop it before shots were fired.
Hamed reportedly lives in Fountain Hills, and was originally booked into jail on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.