A man in the country illegally has been charged with a federal crime after two gun scares, including one involving an AR-15-styled rifle equipped with a scope and bump stock outside a downtown Indianapolis hotel on the day of the Women's March with thousands of attendees.
Ahmed Alaklouk, described in federal court documents as a Tunisian native and Saudi Arabian citizen, has been living in Indiana on a terminated student visa. Federal law prohibits someone in the country illegally from possessing guns or ammo, but court records say police found him with weapons on two occasions in January.
Alaklouk, 22, also faces criminal charges in Indianapolis in connection with one of the incidents when he's accused of threatening to kill two people.
Court records show U.S. Department of Homeland Security placed an immigration detainer in Marion County Jail for Alaklouk. Detainers are used to hold a suspect in jail while federal agents obtain a warrant to begin deportation proceedings.
Alaklouk's attorney in the local case, Jennifer Lukemeyer, declined to comment on Sunday.