Boulder gunman Ahmad Alissa is moved from prison after trial for ‘threats to his safety’

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Ahmad Alissa, a suspect in the boulder shooting, has been moved from his county jail due to “ threats to his safety ” by other inmates, it turns out.

The 21-year-old was transferred from a Boulder County prison to a correctional facility outside the county after the threats, Denver said. KKTV

Alissa, who is suspected of shooting ten people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, was moved on Wednesday following his Thursday appearance in court.

According to CNN, the suspect has never had direct contact with the detainees who made the threats and has not been harmed. Other inmates would have asked officers about him and made threats, said Jeff Goetz, Division Chief of the Boulder County Jail.

Alissa appeared in court on Thursday morning to hear the pending charges and his rights as a defendant. He was in a wheelchair during the hearing because he was shot in the leg on Monday.

The Syrian native spoke only once during the proceedings – to tell the judge he understood his rights.

The suspect was transferred from a Boulder County prison to a correctional facility outside the county after the threats

The suspect was transferred from a Boulder County prison to a correctional facility outside the county after the threats

He is facing ten charges of first degree murder and one time of attempted murder, but additional charges are expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

Alissa’s lawyers have requested a three-month postponement of the trial so they can investigate allegations that the 21-year-old suspect was mentally ill.

Police are still searching the King Soopers supermarket for evidence.

Before his trial, Alissa was last seen handcuffed and led out of the supermarket by the police.

He had taken off all clothing except shorts before being taken into custody.

According to an affidavit, a rifle, a green tactical vest and a pistol were found in the supermarket.

He is facing ten charges of first degree murder and one time of attempted murder, but additional charges are expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

He is facing ten charges of first degree murder and one time of attempted murder, but additional charges are expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

He is facing ten charges of first degree murder and one time of attempted murder, but additional charges are expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

Alissa's lawyers have requested a three-month postponement of the trial so they can investigate allegations that the 21-year-old suspect was mentally ill

Alissa's lawyers have requested a three-month postponement of the trial so they can investigate allegations that the 21-year-old suspect was mentally ill

Alissa’s lawyers have requested a three-month postponement of the trial so they can investigate allegations that the 21-year-old suspect was mentally ill

Before his trial, Alissa was last seen handcuffed and led out of the supermarket by the police

Before his trial, Alissa was last seen handcuffed and led out of the supermarket by the police

Before his trial, Alissa was last seen handcuffed and led out of the supermarket by the police

He had taken off all clothing except shorts before being taken into custody

He had taken off all clothing except shorts before being taken into custody

He had taken off all clothing except shorts before being taken into custody

The victims have been identified as; Denny Strong, 20, Eric Talley, 51, Neven Stanisic, 23, Rikki Olds, 25, Suzanne Fountain, 59, Terri Lieker, 51, Kevin Mahoney, 61, Lynn Murray, 62, Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, and Jodie Waters, 65 .

Officials revealed at a news conference Tuesday morning that some victims were in shops to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Tributes came in for the victims, including words from Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone who broke down reading the names of the ten fatalities at a press conference ahead of the game on Tuesday.

More than 500 people bundled up in winter coats and woolen hats attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to mourn the victims and comfort each other

More than 500 people bundled up in winter coats and woolen hats attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to mourn the victims and comfort each other

More than 500 people bundled up in winter coats and woolen hats attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to mourn the victims and comfort each other

A star-shaped light usually lit for the holidays glowed on a mountain overlooking the open square and a woman sang 'Ave Maria' to the crowd, moving many to tears

A star-shaped light usually lit for the holidays glowed on a mountain overlooking the open square and a woman sang 'Ave Maria' to the crowd, moving many to tears

A star-shaped light that normally went on for the holidays glowed on a mountain overlooking the open square and a woman sang ‘Ave Maria’ to the crowd, moving many to tears

More than 500 people, bundled in winter coats and woolen hats, attended a candlelight vigil in the downtown area on Wednesday evening to mourn the victims and comfort each other.

They observed a moment of silence; violins calmed the crowd; and a helicopter clattered overhead as candle flames flickered in the clear sky.

Anna Chesny, 24-year-old resident of the boulder, sang ‘Ave Maria’ to the grieving crowd, moving many to tears, USA Today News reported.

A star-shaped light, usually lit for the holidays, glowed on a mountain overlooking the open square.