Bosnian Court Orders US Embassy Attacker Held in Custody

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bosnian court has ordered a gunman who fired at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo to be held for 30 days while the incident is investigated as a terrorist act.

Mevlid Jasarevic fired his assault rifle at the Embassy Friday, wounding a security officer, before he was shot in the leg by a police sniper and arrested.

On Monday, the judge agreed with the prosecutor that the 23-year-old Jasarevic should be held for 30 days to keep him from fleeing the country and to prevent him from interfering with the investigation.

Jasarevic is a member of the Muslim Wahhabi sect.

Jasarevic's lawyer says his client should have a medical evaluation and is in need of psychiatric help.