Phoenix, Tucson terror suspect indicted by grand jury

An 18-year-old Tucson man has been indicted by the Arizona Grand Jury on multiple terrorism-related charges.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office says Mahin Khan has been indicted on charges of terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and misconduct involving weapons.

Khan was arrested by FBI officials in Tucson on July 1 and has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail after he allegedly conspired to commit terrorist acts in Tucson and Phoenix.

"Khan allegedly conspired to commit acts of terrorism on government building in Maricopa and Pima counties," said Mia Garcia with the attorney general's office.

Authorities say they became aware of Khan's plans in April after screening his phone call, text messages and emails.

Court documents show Khan contacted an unnamed person for two semi-automatic rifles and a pistol and allegedly targeted a USAF recruiting center.

Investigators also say Khan told them he planned to flee the country to Syria or Pakistan.

Khan's next court date is scheduled for July 12.