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Saudi Man Deported After Threatening Shoppers at Muncie Goodwill Store

Khalid Sulaiman Bilal was charged with 15 crimes after he "forcefully tried to convert people to Islam" at the store in March.

MUNCIE, Ind. – Remember the guy who threatened to kill people at a Muncie Goodwill if they didn't convert to Islam? The charges against him have been dismissed.

That's because Khalid Sulaiman Bilal, 24, has been deported.

Bilal was charged with 15 crimes--Including five counts of battery resulting in bodily injury to a police officer, attempted strangulation and intimidation--after "forcefully trying to convert people to Islam" at the Hesler Road Goodwill store. Witnesses said he repeatedly shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” as he struggled against police.

In April, Bilal--a former student at Ball State University--told a Delaware County judge that he was not a U.S. citizen. He was then taken into custody by federal immigration agents, who started deportation proceedings.

Delaware County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Eric Hoffman moved to dismiss the charges against Bilal earlier this week, saying that the accused had been deported to his home country of Saudi Arabia.

(Photo courtesy of the Delaware County Jail.)

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