Hearing delayed in terror case

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image wtvd"><span>WTVD</span></div><span class="caption-text">Suspects who were arrested in Johnston County in 2009</span></div>
July 30, 2009 2:26:43 AM PDT
A federal judge has delayed the detention hearing for seven North Carolina men accused of plotting a violent jihad. U.S. Magistrate Judge William A. Webb issued an order Wednesday delaying the detention hearing until Tuesday morning. The seven men arrested this week were scheduled to be in court Thursday afternoon. Attorneys for several of the defendants had requested an extension.

Federal investigators arrested the seven men Monday, charging them with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists, and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons in a foreign country.

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Prosecutors haven't detailed any specific targets or timeframe.

Authorities are searching for an eighth suspect.

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