A Birmingham man accused of trafficking in weapons seemingly had a fascination with known terrorists, bombs and suppressors and for that reason remains held until trial, according to a federal magistrate.

Arkeuntrez Kenyez Lareco Washington, 23, had written letters to Zacarias Moussaoui, who pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to conspiring to kill citizens of the United States as part of the September 11 attacks. Washington, according to federal authorities, was a U.S. Army soldier stationed in Germany and was arrested in Birmingham for desertion just before his discharge from the military in 2018.

“The court does not believe it can fashion any terms or conditions of release that will assure the defendant’s presence and the safety of the community,’’ wrote U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Ott.

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