Malik Fard Muhammad biography: 13 things about activist from Indiana

Malik Fard Muhammad (©Marin County Jail)

Malik Fard Muhammad (©Marin County Jail)

Malik Fard Muhammad is an African-American man from Indiana, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He has lived in different parts of Indiana including Albany and Indianapolis. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA. (a)
  3. He previously lived in Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA. (a)
  4. He is an activist who served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was a specialist in a tank before he was honorably discharged. (b) (c)
  5. He owns a small dairy farm in Delaware County, Indiana. (c)
  6. On June 1, 2020, he was one of the men who led the protesters who marched from Meridian Street in Indianapolis to 51st Indiana governor Eric Holcomb‘s residence. At the end of the protest, he and an Indianapolis police lieutenant shook hands and hugged. (c)
  7. On June 4, 2020, he and Holcomb had a closed-door meeting in the residence of the latter.
  8. On September 21, 2020, he attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is accused of throwing at police officers a beer growler made into a Molotov cocktail, which did not catch fire, that day. (b) (d)
  9. On September 23, 2020, he was caught on camera throwing Molotov cocktail at a police officer during a protest at the Justice Center building in Portland. It exploded and sprayed flames into the leg of a police officer. (b) (d)
  10. On October 11, 2020, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in plainclothes saw him use a metal baton to break windows of Portland State University, the Oregon Historical Society and several businesses. Police officers found a loaded magazine in his pocket, which matched the loaded pistol he allegedly ditched while being chased. (d)
  11. On April 2, 2021, he was arrested on eight warrants out of Portland and was booked into the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis. (b) (e)
  12. He was 24 years old when he was arrested on April 2, 2021. Represented by Joshua Pond, he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of unlawful manufacture of a destructive device, two counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device, two counts of attempted aggravated murder, two counts of first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree attempted murder, four counts of riot and six counts of first-degree criminal mischief. (b) (d)
  13. On April 5, 2021, a judge granted his waiver of an extradition hearing. (b)



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