Man who left unattended Quran in Boston is wanted in D.C.

Aziz Rehman Osmani allegedly made threats at Reagan National Airport, assaulted police officer

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BOSTON (AP) — A man police say left a copy of the Quran on the steps of a state government building in Boston is also wanted in Washington for allegedly making threats at Reagan National Airport and assaulting a police officer.

Aziz Rehman Osmani is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston on Tuesday on a fugitive from justice charge.

Police say the 22-year-old Osmani got into an argument at a jewelry store on Monday after refusing to return jewelry he was inspecting. He left the area and was seen on surveillance video leaving a suspicious package outside the government building. It turned out to be the Muslim holy book.

He was arrested later Monday after allegedly causing a disturbance at a shelter.

It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.


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