Local woman faces felony charge for threatening Islamic Center in Kentwood

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Jan. 4, Kari Moss was arraigned on a “False Report or Threat of Terrorism” charge at the 62-B District Court in Kentwood. Bound was set at $500,000. Moss is lodged at the Kent County Jail awaiting her preliminary hearing.


A 33-year-old woman is expected to be arraigned on the charge of a false report or threat of terrorism today after making threats at the At-Tawheed Islamic Center located in Kentwood.


According to a report from the Kentwood Police Department, at around 8:46 a.m. Jan. 2, Kentwood Police units responded to a call at the At-Tawheed Islamic Center, located at 3357 East Paris Ave. SE. A woman was outside the center, demanding money from visitors, while claiming she was armed with a weapon. According to police, she was making addition threats against the facility.


Upon arrival, officers made contact with the female and she was taken into custody, according to the report. The Michigan State Police bomb Squad unit assisted with a search of the woman’s belongings and vehicle. According to police, no weapons were located.


The charge of false report or threat of terrorism is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.